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First Line: Stop, christian passer-by! Stop, child of god
Last Line: He ask'd, and hoped, through christ, do thou the same!
Variant Title(s): Coleridge's Epitaph For Himself, Written 9 November 1833
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Epitaphs; Poetry & Poets

Stop, Christian passer-by! -- Stop, child of God,
And read with gentle breast. Beneath this sod
A poet lies, or that which once seem'd he.
O, lift one thought in prayer for S. T. C.;
That he who many a year with toil of breath
Found death in life, may here find life in death!
Mercy for praise -- to be forgiven for fame
He ask'd, and hoped, through Christ, Do thou the same!

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