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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

On the Lady Mary Villiers

Thomas Carew (1595?–1639?)

THE LADY Mary Villiers lies

Under this stone; with weeping eyes

The parents that first gave her birth,

And their sad friends, laid her in earth.

If any of them, Reader, were

Known unto thee, shed a tear;

Or if thyself possess a gem

As dear to thee, as this to them,

Though a stranger to this place

Bewail in theirs thine own hard case:

For thou perhaps at thy return

Mayst find thy Darling in an urn.