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EPITAPH ON MY DEAR COUSIN GERMAN MRS. OLIVE COTTON, by            
First Line: Passenger, stay, and notice take of her
Last Line: (to guide thy life and death) her memory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cokayne, Aston; Cokain, Aston
Subject(s): Cotton, Charles (1630-1687); Cotton, Olive Stanhope (1612-1650)


Passenger, stay, and notice take of her
Whom this sepulchral marble doth inter:
For Sir John Stanhope's daughter, and his heir,
By his first wife, a Beresford, lies here.
Her husband of a noble house was, one
Everywhere for his worths beloved and known.
One only son she left, whom we presage
A grace to his family, and to our age.
She was too good to live, and young to die,
Yet stayed not to dispute with destiny
But (soon as she received the summons given),
Sent her fair soul to wait on God in Heaven.
Here, what was mortal of her turns to dust,
To rise a glorious body with the just.
Now thou may'st go; but take along with thee
(To guide thy life and death) her memory.




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