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EPITAPH ON GOODMAN HURST OF THE GEORGE AT HORSHAM, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: See what we are: for though we often say
Last Line: And never knew what he made here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Hurst, Richard (d. 1637)


DYING SUDDENLY WHILE THE EARL OF NOTTINGHAM LAY THERE, 26 AUGUST, 1637.

SEE what we are: for though we often say,
We are like guests that ride upon the way,
Travel and lodge, and when the morn comes on,
Call for a reck'ning, pay, and so are gone—
We err; and have less time to be possess'd,
For see! the host is gone before the guest.

HERE lies kind Tom, thrust out of door,
Nor high nor low, nor rich nor poor;
He left the world with heavy cheer,
And never knew what he made here.





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