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EPITAPH ON A SCHOOLFELLOW.

1 LOV'D BANKS, for thee I heave the frequent sigh,
2 For thee the solemn tear bedews mine eye;
3 No more thy converse blythe shall cheer my day,
4 Or chase the gloom of anxious thought away.
5 And art thou, dear associate! art thou gone?
6 Long must thy friend his sudden loss bemoan;
7 O'er the cold turf where thy pale reliques sleep,
8 Shall fond Remembrance oft repair to weep.

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    Title (in Source Edition): EPITAPH ON A SCHOOLFELLOW.
    Themes: friendship; death
    Genres: epitaph
    References: DMI 32606

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    A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. III. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 280. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [(OC) 280 o.790].)

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