ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Jacob Bryant, "Epitaph in Egham Churchyard, on Mrs. Eliza Smith" Poetical Register for 1810-11 (1814) 254.
1806: Jacob Bryant
1808: Henrietta Maria Bowdler
1808: Robert Southey
1809: Dorothy Wordsworth
1809: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1809: John Gwilliam
1812: John Wilson
1820: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1826: Arthur St. John
1840 ca.: Thomas De Quincey
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1806: Elizabeth Smith
Here flourish'd once, whilst Heaven did life impart,
A soul seraphic, and the purest heart;
With learning, candour, a capacious mind,
Blest with discernment, and a taste refin'd;
Soft and engaging converse; and the while
A pleasing look, and ever-winning smile.
Add each fair virtue, every grace full blown,
Known to the world, but to herself unknown.
From Wisdom's sacred fount she early drew
Knowledge divine, and practis'd what she knew.
To all alike her friendly help display'd:
Where Pity prompted, Charity obey'd.
Such was her worth; whate'er was wanting here
Is now completed in a happier sphere.