Hannah More

(1745-1833 / England)

Inscription On A Cenotaph In A Garden, Erected To A Deceased Friend


Ye lib'ral souls who rev'rence Friendship's name,
Who boast her blessings, and who feel her flame;
Oh! if from early youth one friend you've lov'd,
Whom warm affection chose, and taste approv'd;
If you have known what anguish rends the heart,
When such, so known, so lov'd, for ever part;
Approach! - For you the mourner rears this stone,
To soothe your sorrows, and record his own.

Submitted: Thursday, September 16, 2010

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