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EPITAPH ON MR. THOMAS STRONG, WHO DIED ON 26 DECEMBER 1736, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: In action prudent, and in word sincere
Last Line: Thy friends shall answer, weeping, 'here lies strong.'
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Honor; Dead, The


IN action prudent, and in word sincere,
In friendship faithful, and in honour clear;
Through life's vain scenes the same in every part,
A steady judgment, and an honest heart.
Thou vaunt'st no honours—all thy boast a mind
As infants guileless and as angels kind.
When ask'd to whom these lovely truths belong,
Thy friends shall answer, weeping, 'Here lies STRONG.'





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