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EPITAPH ON G. R. BERKELEY, ESQ.

TO MRS. GEORGE BERKELEY, HIS MOTHER.

1 SINCE now, dear Youth, this sad recording stone
2 Proclaims, alas! thy gentle spirit flown;
3 To thee, thou spotless, thou lamented shade,
4 By weeping friends be sorrow's tribute paid;
5 Yet, whilst a Brother's Muse attunes her lays,
6 And her aspiring love attempts thy praise,
7 Attempts to paint that pang her bosom knew,
8 When robb'd by Death of happiness and you;
9 Whilst to this tablet frail she gives the trust,
10 To bear thy virtues and protect thy dust;
11 Let none who mourn for thee desponding rave:
12 For Hope celestial, dawning on thy grave,
13 Gilds with serenest beam that distant shore,
14 From whose sad bourn mortals return no more.

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Title (in Source Edition): EPITAPH ON G. R. BERKELEY, ESQ. TO MRS. GEORGE BERKELEY, HIS MOTHER.
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Poems: by the late George-Monck Berkeley, Esq. ... With a preface by the editor, consisting of some anecdotes of Mr. Monck Berkeley and several of his friends. London: printed by J. Nichols; and sold by Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby; Mr. Edwards; Mr. Cooke, Oxford; Mr. Todd, York; Messrs. Simmons and Co.; Messrs. Flackton, Marrable, and Claris; and Mr. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797, p. 15. viii,DCXXXII,212p.,plate: port.; 4⁰. (ESTC T142950; OTA K111746.000)

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