Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. France: Vols. IXX. 187679.
Edward Young (16811765)
(From The Complaint)
Had you been with me in a solitary walk the other day, you would have shed a tear over the remains of his dear Narcissa. I was walking in a place called the Kings Garden; and there I saw the spot where she was interred. Mr. J, Mrs. H, and myself, had some conversation with the gardener respecting it, who told us that about forty-five years ago Dr. Young was here with his daughter for her health; that he used constantly to be walking backward and forward in this garden; and that he bribed the under gardener, belonging to his father, to let him bury his daughter, which he did; pointed out the most solitary place, and dug the grave. The man, through a private door, admitted the Doctor at midnight, bringing his beloved daughter, wrapped up in a sheet, upon his shoulder; he laid her in the hole, sat down, and (as the man expressed it) rained tears!W. Taylors Letter to Mrs. Mouncher.