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EPITAPH ON THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SUSAN, COUNTESS OF MONTGOMERY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though we trust the earth with thee
Last Line: Outspeaks all tombs, outlives all life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Herbert, Susan. Countess Of Montgomery; Vere, Susan (D. 1628)


THOUGH we trust the earth with thee,
We will not with thy memory;
Mines of brass or marble shall
Speak nought of thy funeral;
They are verier dust than we,
And do beg a history:
In thy name there is a tomb,
If the world can give it room;
For a Vere and Herbert's wife
Outspeaks all tombs, outlives all life.





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