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Thomas Moore
1779 -1852

Epitaph on Robert Southey
An Argument

Epitaph on Robert Southey

Beneath these poppies buried deep,
The bones of Bob the bard lie hid
Peace to his manes; and may he sleep
As soundly as his readers did!
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An Argument

I've oft been told by learned friars,
That wishing and the crime are one,
And Heaven punishes desires
As much as if the deed were done.

If wishing damns us, you and I
Are damned to all our heart's content;
Come, then, at least we may enjoy
Some pleasure for our punishment


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