1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Headley

Anonymous, "Inscription for the Tombstone of Mr. Headley" Gentleman's Magazine 58 (December 1788) 1104.



Thou, who now read'st this luckless tale secure,
Thy fate expect, and deem that fate mature;
For, know, here sleeps what Genius could not save,
Nor Youth nor Virtue rescue from the grave.