Quotation by William Cowper

I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day,
I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away,
And, turning from my nursery window, drew
A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu!
William Cowper (1731–1800), British poet. On the Receipt of My Mother's Picture out of Norfolk (l. 14–17). . .

New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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