A QUAINT EPITAPH. ero TH.R EDITOR OF TRH "SPECTATOR:I
venture to send you an epitaph which, I think, is as good
an example as I have met with of the punning class, although it *Lows also deeper and worthier feelings in the author. I copied it the other day in Lillington Church, Dorset, from the grave of a man named Cole, date 1669 :— " Reader, you have within this grave
A Cole rakt up in dust.
His Courteous Fate saw it was Late, And that to Bed He must.
See all was swept up to be kept Alive until the day, The Trump should blow it up and shew The Cole but sleeping lay.
Then doe not doubt the Coles not out, Though it in ashes 'yes,.
That little sparke now in the Darke Will like the Phoenyx rise."
—I am, Sir, &c.,
Shipley, Yorkshire, October 11. S. Prime UNwrx.