Benjamin Cooke
(1734 - 1793)

Cooke : Epitaph on a dormouse : illustration

Epitaph on a dormouse
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From "A collection of glees, catches and canons.... composed by Benjamin Cooke, organist of Westminster Abbey". London, c.1780.
Lyrics: A child

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.