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STANZAS IN THE MEMORY OF EDWARD QUILLINAN, ESQ., by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw him sensitive in frame
Last Line: We would not change it now.
Subject(s): Quillinan, Edward (d. 1851)


I SAW him sensitive in frame,
I knew his spirits low;
And wish'd him health, success, and fame:
I do not wish it now.

For these are all their own reward,
And leave no good behind;
They try us, oftenest make us hard,
Less modest, pure, and kind.

Alas! Yet to the suffering man,
In this his mortal state,
Friends could not give what Fortune can--
Health, ease, a heart elate.

But he is now by Fortune foil'd
No more; and we retain
The memory of a man unspoil'd,
Sweet, generous, and humane;

With all the fortunate have not--
With gentle voice and brow.
Alive, we would have chang'd his lot:
We would not change it now.





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