Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk By John Dryden

Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk

So fair, so young, so innocent, so sweet,
So ripe a judgment, and so rare a wit,
Require at least an age in one to meet.
In her they met; but long they could not stay,
‘Twas gold too fine to fix without allay.
Heaven’s image was in her so well exprest,
Her very sight upbraided all the rest;
Too justly ravished from an age like this,
Now she is gone, the world is of a piece.

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