Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Nobles and heralds by your leave,
Here lies what once was Matthew Prior;
The son of Adam and of Eve;
Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher?

To me ’twas given to die: to thee ’tis given
To live. Alas! one moment sets us even.
Mark! how impartial is the will of heaven!
Prior.—For his Tombstone.