William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Epitaphium Alterum - Poem by William Cowper

Hic etiam jacet,
Qui totum novennium vixit,
Puss.
Siste paulisper,
Qui præteriturus es,
Et tecum sic reputa--
Hunc neque canis venaticus,
Nec plumbum missile,
Nec laqueus,
Nec imbres nimii,
Confecêre:
Tamen mortuus est--
Et moriar ego.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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