Epitaph on Mrs Wren (Anonymous)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-10-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Epitaph on Mrs Wren
Composer: Anonymous
Lyrics: R.M. esq.

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB

Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1785
Description: Written by an amateur, who wished to remain anonymous.

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Original text and translations

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All cold beneath this narrow heap,
Wren's angel charms in silence sleep;
And here the ties of virtue end,
The tender mother, wife and friend.

For her each gentle bosom grieves;
'Tis not the turf alone that heaves!
Pity and love their loss deplore;
Their fav'rite child can feel no more.