Mary Monck, née Molesworth (died 1715) was a celebrated beauty and poet, born in Ireland. She was a daughter of Robert Molesworth, 1st Viscount Molesworth. more »
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Verses Wrote On Her Death-Bed At Bath, To Her Husband In London
Thou, who dost all my worldly thoughts employ,
Thou pleasing source of all my earthly joy:
Thou tend'rest husband, and thou best of friends,
To thee this first, this last adieu I send.
At length the conqu'ror death asserts his right,
And will for ever veil me from thy sight.
He wooes me to him with a chearful grace;
And not one terror clouds his meagre face.
He promises a lasting rest from pain;
And shews that all life's fleeting joys are vain.
Th' eternal scenes of heav'n he sets in view,
And tells me that no other joys are true.
But love, fond ...