Epitaph on Mrs Wren (Anonymous)
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Title: Epitaph on Mrs Wren
Lyrics: R.M. esq.
First published: c.1785
Description: Written by an amateur, who wished to remain anonymous.
Original text and translations
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.