Epitaph II

Sydney Thompson Dobell 1824 (Kent) – 1874



On The Death of Edward Forbes

Nature, a jealous mistress, laid him low.
He woo'd and won her; and, by love made bold,
She showed him more than mortal man should know,
Then slew him lest her secret should be told.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme X ABAB
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 216
Words 43
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 4

Sydney Thompson Dobell

Sydney Thompson Dobell, English poet and critic, was born at Cranbrook, Kent. more…

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