Hannah More

(2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833 / near Bristol)

Inscription On A Cenotaph In A Garden, Erected To A Deceased Friend - Poem by Hannah More

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.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 16, 2010



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