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Poem by Charlotte Turner Smith


Inscription


On a Stone, in the Church-Yard at Boreham, in
Essex; raised by the Honourable Elizabeth Olmius,
to the memory of Ann Gardner, who died at New
Hall, after a faithful Service of Forty Years.
WHATE'ER of praise, and of regret attend
The grateful servant, and the humble friend,
Where strict integrity and worth unite
To raise the lowly in their Maker's sight,
 
Are her's; whose faithful service, long approved,
Wept by the mistress whom through life she loved.
Here ends her earthly task; in joyful trust
To share the eternal triumph of the just.



                      Charlotte Turner Smith


Charlotte Turner Smith's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 63. The Gossamer
  2. Sonnet 3. To a Nightingale
  3. Sonnet 42. Composed During a Walk
  4. Sonnet 34. Charm'd by Thy Suffrage
  5. A Descriptive Ode


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