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For my own Tomb-stone.

1 To Me 'twas giv'n to die: to Thee 'tis giv'n
2 To live: Alas! one Moment sets us ev'n.
3 Mark! how impartial is the Will of Heav'n?


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Title (in Source Edition): For my own Tomb-stone.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: epitaph

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 295. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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