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1 TO darkest deeds the fairest tombs
2 Erected are by pride;
3 But modest virtue never tries,
4 By art your steps to guide.
5 Truth was her search while here below,
6 She's found it now in heaven;
7 The soul's set free, while to this earth
8 The dust alone is given
* It was proposed that each in the company should give in an Epitaph which they meant to keep up to. The Author wrote the above, as for herself.


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Carstairs, Christian. Original Poems. By a Lady, Dedicated to Miss Ann Henderson. A Tribute to Gratitude and Friendships. Edinburgh: Andrew Shortrede, 1786, p. 71.  (ESTC T76883) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 680].)

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