Epitaph of a Stinking Poet.

by Edward, Lord Herbert of Chirbury

Here stinks a Poet, I confess,
Yet wanting breath stinks so much less.

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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