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An EPITAPH.

1 NOW triumph, Death, for here lies slain
2 More worth than Crowns can buy:
3 Celestial Zephyrs, waft her Soul
4 Back to its native Sky.
5 Who now shall charm, where Flavia once
6 Her chearful Smiles bestow'd?
7 When pleasing Candor swell'd her Breast,
8 And in her Aspect glow'd:
9 Now to that Heav'n, where Virtue shines
10 With an eternal Blaze,
11 Her lofty Soul has wing'd its Flight,
12 And left this earthly Maze.
13 So from the smiling Infant's Hand
14 We force the costly Gem,
15 Which he, not knowing how to prize,
16 Might to the Dust condemn.

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Title (in Source Edition): An EPITAPH.
Author: Mary Leapor
Themes: death
Genres: epitaph

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Poems upon several occasions: By Mrs. Leapor of Brackley in Northamptonshire. London: printed: and sold by J. Roberts, 1748, p. 255. 15,[5],282p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T127827; Foxon p. 413; OTA K101776.000)

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