William Cowper

26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire

Epitaph On Mr. Chester Of Chicheley

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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