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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
Epitaph on Charles II.
By John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647–1680)
 
HERE lies our Sovereign Lord the King,
  Whose word no man relies on,
Who never said a foolish thing,
  Nor ever did a wise one.
 
 
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