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EPITAPH On a Young NOBLEMAN, Kill'd in an ENGAGEMENT at SEA.

1 Youth, beauty, strength, the trophy, and the bust,
2 Not these his honours to the Tomb we trust;
3 But modest manners, innocent of art,
4 The open nature, and the moral heart.
5 Such love of truth as ancient Britains bore,
6 Such fortitude, as never Roman more:
7 And call'd betimes, his task of glory done,
8 To mix with nature's social as his own.

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Title (in Source Edition): EPITAPH On a Young NOBLEMAN, Kill'd in an ENGAGEMENT at SEA.
Author: Mary Jones
Themes: death
Genres: heroic couplet; epitaph

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Jones, Mary, d. 1778. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones. Oxford: Printed; and delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, MDCCL., 1750, p. 111. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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