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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Two Epitaphs
By Francis Burdett Money-Coutts (1852–1923)
 
I.  On a Fair Woman

IN this green chest is laid away
  The fairest frock she ever wore;
It clothed her both by night and day,
  And none shall wear it evermore.
 
II.  On a Wife

ONCE I learnt in wilful hour
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  How to vex him; still I keep,
Now unwilfully, my power:
  Every day he comes to weep.
 
 
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