Epitaph on Sir Philip Sidney lying in
Paul's without a Monument, to be
fastned upon the Church door.

by Edward, Lord Herbert of Chirbury


Within this Church Sir Philip Sidney lies,
Nor is it fit that I should more acquaint,
      Lest superstitions rise,
                 And Men adore,
Souldiers, their Martyr ; Lovers, their Saint.

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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