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First Line: Sad nymphs of u l, u have much to cry for
Last Line: They lately brought fresh bricks the walls to 10 (heighten.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Death; Hair; Memory; Tears; Dead, The


SAD nymphs of U L, U have much to cry for,
Sweet M L E K U never more shall C!
O S X maids! come hither and D, o,
With tearful I, this M T L E G.

Without X S she did X L alway,
Ah me! it truly vexes 1 2 C
How soon so D R a creature may D K,
And only leave behind X U V E!

Whate'er 1 0 to do she did discharge,
So that an N M E it might N D R:
Then why an S A write? -- then why N
Or with my briny tears B D U her B R?

When her Piano-40 she did press,
Such heavenly sounds did M N 8, that she
Knowing her Q, soon 1 U 2 confess
Her X L N C in an X T C.

Her hair was soft as silk, not Y R E,
It gave no Q, nor yet 2 P to view:
She was not handsome; shall I tell U Y?
U R 2 know her I was all S Q.

L 8 she was, and prattling like a J;
How little, M L E! did you 4 C,
The grave should soon M U U, cold as clay,
And you should cease to be an N T T!

While taking T at Q with L N G,
The M T grate she rose to put a:
Her clothes caught fire -- no 1 again shall see
Poor M L E; who now is dead as Solon.

O L N G! in vain you set at 0
G R and reproach for suffering her 2 B
Thus sacrificed; to J L U should be brought,
Or burnt U 0 2 B in F E G.

Sweet M L E K into S X they bore,
Taking good care the monument 2 Y 10,
And as her tomb was much 2 low B 4,
They lately brought fresh bricks the walls to 10 (heighten.)





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