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Townsend-Warner, Sylvia

Sylvia Townsend-Warner


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Epitaphs

After long thirty years re-met
I, William Clarke, and I, Jeanette
His wife, lie side by side once more;
But quieter than we lay before

John Bird, a labourer, lies here,
Who served the earth for sixty year
With spade and mattock , drill and plough;
But never found it kind till now

Her grieving parents cradled here
Ann Monk, a gracious child and dear.
Lord, let this epitaph suffice;
Early to Bed and Early to Rise.

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