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1 Here lies a true Maid, deformed and old;
2 Who, that she never was handsome, ne'er needed be told.
3 Tho' she ne'er had a Lover, much Friendship had met;
4 And thought all Mankind quite out of her Debt.
5 She ne'er could forgive, for she ne'er had resented;
6 As she ne'er had deny'd, so she never repented.
7 She lov'd the whole Species, but some had distinguish'd;
8 But Time and much Thought had all Passion extinguish'd.
9 Tho' not fond of her Station, content with her Lot;
10 A Favour receiv'd she had never forgot.
11 She rejoic'd in the Good that her Neighbour possess'd,
12 And Piety, Purity, Truth she profess'd.
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13 She liv'd in much Peace, but ne'er courted Pleasure;
14 Her Book and her Pen had her Moments of Leisure.
15 Pleas'd with Life, fond of Health, yet fearless of Death;
16 Believing she lost not her Soul with her Breath.


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Title (in Source Edition): My Own EPITAPH.
Author: Mary Chandler
Genres: epitaph

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Chandler, Mary, 1687-1745. The Description Of Bath. A Poem. Humbly Inscribed To Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia. By Mrs. Mary Chandler. The Third Edition. To which are added, Several Poems by the same Author [poems only]. London: Printed for James Leake, Bookseller in Bath, 1736, pp. 40-41. 77p. (ESTC T63103) (Page images digitized from a copy at Princeton University.)

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