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EPITAPH ON SUSANNAH BARBAULD MARISSAL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, mild saint! -- meek child of love, farewell
Last Line: And endless joy succeeds to transient woes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Epitaphs


Farewell, mild saint! -- meek child of love, farewell!
Ill can this stone thy finished virtues tell.
Rest, rest in peace! the task of life is o'er;
Sorrows shall sting, and sickness waste no more.
But hard our task from one so loved to part,
While fond remembrance clings round every heart, --
Hard to resign the sister, friend, and wife,
And all that cheers, and all that softens life.
Farewell! for thee the gates of bliss unclose,
And endless joy succeeds to transient woes.





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