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... EPITAPHS ON MRS. CORBET, Who Died Of A Cancer In Her Breast
1730 Here rests a woman, good without pretence, Blest with plain
reason, .and with sober sense: No conquests she, but o'er herself,
desired. No arts essayed, but not to be admired. Passion and pride
were to her soul unknown, Convinced that virtue only is our own. So
unaffected, so composed a mind; So firm, yet soft; so strong, yet
so refined; Heaven, as its purest gold, by tortures tried; The
saint sustained it, but the woman died. ON MR. GAY, IN WESTMINSTER
ABBEY, 1732 Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit, a man;
simplicity, a child: With native humour tempering virtuous rage,
Formed to delight at once and lash the age: Above temptation, in a
low estate, And uncorrupted, e'en among the great: A safe
companion, and an easy friend, Unblamed through life, lamented in
thy end. These are thy honours not that here thy bust Is mixed with
heroes, or with kings thy dust; But that the worthy and the good
shall say, Striking their pensive bosoms--" Here lies Gay.' ON
JAMES CRAGGS, Esq.., IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY JACOBUS CRAGGS REGI MAGN
DEGREESE BRITANNIA A SECRETIS ET CONSILIIS SANCTIORIBUS, PRINCIPIS
PARITER AC POPULI AMOR ET DELICL- I VIXIT TITULIS ET INVIDIA MAJOR
ANNOS, HEU PAUCOS, XXXV. OB. FEB. XVI. MDCCXX. Statesman, yet
friend to truth of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour
clear Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gained no
title, and who lost no friend, Ennobled by himself, by all
approved, Praised, wept, and honoured, by the Muse he loved. NOTES
ODE ON SOLITUDE 1. "Having a vacant space here, 1 will fill it with
a short Ode on Solitude (which I found yesterday by great accident,
and which I find by the date was written when I was not twelve
years old.)" Pope to Cromwell, ...
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