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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villers
By Thomas Carew (1595?–1639?)
 
THE LADY MARY VILLERS lies
Under this stone; with weeping eyes
The parents that first gave her birth,
And their sad friends, laid her in earth.
If any of them, reader, were        5
Known unto thee, shed a tear;
Or if thyself possess a gem
As dear to thee as this to them,
Though a stranger to this place,
Bewail in theirs thy own hard case,        10
For thou, perhaps, at thy return
May’st find thy darling in an urn.
 
 
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