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A stiff starched virgin of unblemished fame

DMI number:
34857
First Line:
A stiff starched virgin of unblemished fame
Last Line:
Aged but thee and fifty here she lies
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Mock epitaph
Themes:
Age and Death
Content/Publication
Title:
A new select collection of epitaphs [vol 2] [T136904] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.24
Poem Title:
Written with Chalk upon the Tombstone of an Old Maid, who a little before her Death declared she was but 53 (though it was known she was at least 60) and her Age was engraven on the Stone 53 accordingly.
Attribution:
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