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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Epitaph: ‘Underneath this sable hearse’
By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
 
UNDERNEATH this sable hearse
Lies the subject of all verse,—
Sidney’s sister, Pembroke’s mother.
Death! ere thou hast killed another
Fair, and learned, and good as she,        5
Time shall throw a dart at thee.
 
 
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