Quotation by Marcus Valerius Martial

Lie lightly on her, turf and dew:
She put so little weight on you.
Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104), Spanish-born Roman poet, epigrammatist. Epigrams, bk. 5, no. 34.

referring to the death of a little girl of six, and parodied in the epitaph for Vanbrugh, the architect of Blenheim Palace, "Lie heavy on him, earth! for he Laid many heavy loads on thee."
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