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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XXIX. The Happy Dead
Epitaph on Master Philip Gray
By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
            READER, stay:
And if I had no more to say
But: ‘Here doth lie, till the last day,
All that is left of PHILIP GRAY’,
It might thy patience richly pay:        5
    For if such men as he could die,
    What surety of life have thou and I?

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