ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On hearing of the Death of Mr. Jerom Stone, Schoolmaster at Dunkeld" Scots Magazine 18 (July 1756) 341.
O Death! how absolute thy sway!
At thy command we must obey.
In hardy strength 'tis vain to trust:
Ev'n Stone thou crumblest down to dust.