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EPITAPH OVER THE GRAVE OF TWO BROTHERS, A CHILD AND A YOUTH, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, that canst gaze upon thine own fair boy
Last Line: Where god hath sealed the fount of hope he gave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Brothers; Death - Children; Graves; Half-brothers; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones


THOU, that canst gaze upon thine own fair boy,
And hear his prayer's low murmur at thy knee,
And o'er his slumber bend in breathless joy,
Come to this tomb! -- it hath a voice for thee!
Pray! Thou art blest -- ask strength for sorrow's hour:
Love, deep as thine, lays here its broken flower.

Thou that art gathering from the smile of youth
Thy thousand hopes, rejoicing to behold
All the heart's depths before thee bright with truth,
All the mind's treasures silently unfold,
Look on this tomb! -- for thee, too, speaks the grave,
Where God hath sealed the fount of hope he gave.





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