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An INSCRIPTION on the TOMB,

Raised to the memory of the author's father, and of others his ancestors.

1 UNmark'd by trophies of the great and vain,
2 Here sleeps in silent tombs a gentle train.
3 No folly wasted their paternal store,
4 No guilt, no sordid av'rice made it more;
5 With honest fame, and sober plenty crown'd,
6 They liv'd and spread their cheering influence round.
7 May he whose hand this pious tribute pays,
8 Receive a like return of filial praise!

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    Title (in Source Edition): An INSCRIPTION on the TOMB, Raised to the memory of the author's father, and of others his ancestors.
    Themes: parents; children; death
    Genres: inscription
    References: DMI 22437

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. II. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 234. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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