Thomas Carew

Here you will find the Poem Epitaph On the Lady Mary Villiers of poet Thomas Carew

Epitaph On the Lady Mary Villiers

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 
   May'st find thy Darling in an urn.