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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XXVI. Melancholy
Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villiers
By Thomas Carew (1595?–1639?)
THE LADY Mary Villiers lies
Under this stone: with weeping eyes
The parents that first gave her birth,
And their sad friends, laid her in earth.
If any of them, Reader, were        5
Known unto thee, shed a tear:
Or if thyself possess a gem
As dear to thee, as this to them,
Though a stranger to this place,
Bewail in theirs thine own hard case:        10
  For thou perhaps at thy return
  May’st find thy Darling in an urn.

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