Verse > Anthologies > Harvard Classics > English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
157. Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H.
 
Ben Jonson (1573–1637)
 
 
WOULDS’T thou hear what man can say
In a little? Reader, stay.
Underneath this stone doth lie
As much beauty as could die;
Which in life did harbour give        5
To more virtue than doth live.
If at all she had a fault
Leave it buried in this vault.
One name was Elizabeth,
The other, let it sleep with death,        10
Fitter, where it died, to tell,
Than that it lived at all. Farewell.
 

CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors