1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elizabeth Sheridan

Dr. Henry Harington, "Epitaph" European Magazine 22 (July 1792) 70.



In Obitum
Dom. ELIZ SHERIDAN,
Form, voce, atque ingenio,
Inter ornatus onatissimae,
Ab imo amores ita suspirat
Amicus.

Eheu! eheu! lugant mortales!
Eja vero gaudeant coelesias!
Dulces ad amplexus,
Socians jam citharae melos,
Redit pergrata,
En! iterum soror;
Suavinsque nil manet Hosannis.

TRANSLATION.
Sure every beauty, every grace,
Which other females share,
Adorn'd thy mind, thy voice, thy face,
Thou fairest of the fair!—
Amidst the general distress,
O let a friend his grief express!

Yet whilst, alas! each mortal mourns,
Rejoice, ye heavenly Choir!
To your embraces she returns;
And, with her social lyre,
ELIZA now resumes her seat,
And makes your harmony complete.