[Epitaph on Mrs Mason]

1 Tell them, though 'tis an awful thing to die
2 ('Twas ev'n to thee) yet the dread path once trod,
3 Heaven lifts its everlasting portals high
4 And bids ''the pure in heart behold their God.''


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Title (in Source Edition): [Epitaph on Mrs Mason]
Author: Thomas Gray
Themes: death
Genres: epitaph

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Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Thomas Gray: English poems. Web. Oxford: Thomas Gray Archive, 2002. http://www.thomasgray.org/texts/poems.shtml

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