Epitaph on Sir Edward Saquevile's
Child, who dyed in his Birth

by Edward, Lord Herbert of Chirbury

Reader, here lies a Child that never cry'd,
                And therefore never dy'd.
                'Twas neither old nor yong,
Born to this and the other world in one :
                Let us them cease to mone,*
Nothing that ever dy'd hath liv'd so long.

* Moan.

Transcribed and coded by Anniina Jokinen from the Scolar Press
Facsimile of Occasional Verses of Edward Lord Herbert (1665)
Bodleian Library. Shelf-mark: Bliss. A.98. Wing H1508.
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