Epitaph on a Dormouse (Benjamin Cooke)
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Title: Epitaph on a Dormouse
Composer: Benjamin Cooke
Description: from "A collection of glees, catches and canons composed by Benjamin Cooke, organist of Westminster Abbey". London, c.1780
Original text and translations
In paper case, hard by this place,
Dead a poor dormouse lies;
And soon or late, summon'd by fate,
Each prince, each monarch dies.
Ye sons of verse, while we rehearse,
Attend instructive rhyme;
No sins had Dor to answer for:
Repent of yours in time.