William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Epitaph On Mr. Chester Of Chicheley - Poem by William Cowper

Tears flow, and cease not, where the good man lies,
Till all who know him follow to the skies.
Tears therefore fall where Chester's ashes sleep;
Him wife, friends, brothers, children, servants, weep;
And justly -- few shall ever him transcend
As husband, parent, brother, master, friend.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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