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An Epitaph on the late Lord Mount-Cashel
[ed.] "The second Viscount Mount Cashel died in 1719 aged 10." (Tucker [1992], 220) (AH)

1 Children are snatch'd away sometimes,
2 To punish Parents for their Crimes.
3 Thy Mother's Merit was so great,
4 Heav'n hasten'd thy untimely Fate,
5 To make her Character complete.
6 Tho' many Virtues fill'd her Breast,
7 'Twas Resignation crown'd the rest.


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Title (in Source Edition): An Epitaph on the late Lord Mount-Cashel.
Author: Mary Barber
Themes: parents; children; death
Genres: epitaph
References: DMI 11563

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Barber, Mary, ca. 1690-1757. Poems on Several Occasions [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1734, p. 143. xlviii,283,[7]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T42622; DMI 519; Foxon p. 45) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 3644].)

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