Ben Jonson

June 11, 1572 - August 6, 1637


Epitaph On The Countess Of Pembroke

by Ben Jonson

Underneath this sable herse
Lies the subject of all verse,
Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother:
Death! ere thou hast slain another,
Learned and fair, and good as she,
Time shall throw a dart at thee.


Plays And Poems, 2nd Edition
Copyright 1886
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