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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
An Epitaph on Master Philip Gray (from Underwoods)
By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
 
                    READER, stay;
And if I had no more to say
But: ‘Here doth lie, till the last day,
All that is left of PHILIP GRAY,
It might thy patience richly pay:        5
    For if such men as he could die,
    What surety o’ life have thou and I?
 
 
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