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1 A Heart to Mercy as to Zeal inclin'd,
2 As well a gentle as a prudent Mind;
3 Still free to pardon, cautious to offend
4 A tender Parent and a faithful Friend.
5 All Parts perform'd, she willingly withdrew,
6 Turn'd from the World, and bid her Friends adieu.
7 Ah thou! (if Spirits or regard or know
8 The Sigh of Friendship or a Daughter's Woe)
9 Mix'd with those Tears that wash the sacred Shrine,
10 Accept the Tribute of a grateful Line.


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

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Poems upon several occasions: By Mrs. Leapor ... London: printed: and sold by J. Roberts, 1748, p. 263. 15,[5],282p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T127827; Foxon p. 413; OTA K101776.000)

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