EPITAPH ON A PEASANT.
1 THE Swain who own'd yon rural cot
2 Now lies near this sequester'd spot.
3 With his industrious faithful wife
4 He trod the path of humble life,
5 Nor knew the sorrows which await
6 The trifling revels of the great:[Page 136]
7 Here village lads at evening hour
8 Shall strew the lately gather'd flower,
9 And pensive nymphs assemble here,
10 To shed a sympathetic tear.
11 O Stranger! thy sad tribute give,
12 Like Damon die, like Damon live!
13 For Virtue lasting plaudit gains,
14 When freed from these terrestrial plains.
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Title (in Source Edition): EPITAPH ON A PEASANT.
Author: Joseph Cockfield
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