William Cowper

26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire

On An Infant (From The Greek)

Bewail not much, my parents! me, the prey
Of ruthless Ades, and sepulchred here.
An infant, in my fifth scarce finish'd year,
He found all sportive, innocent, and gay,
Your young Callimachus; and if I knew
Not many joys, my griefs were also few.
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