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First Line: Nobles and heralds, by your leave
Last Line: Can bourbon or nassau claim higher?
Variant Title(s): Epitaph Extempore
Subject(s): Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)

NOBLES and heralds, by your leave,
Here lies what once was Matthew Prior,
The son of Adam and of Eve;
Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher?

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