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A 096 Erected in Memory of / Dea. Jonathan / Cogswell, / who died / Feb. 12, 1812; AEt. 87 // Mary Cogswell / wife of Dea Jonathan / Cogswell who died / June 30 1813; / AEt. 84. / Departed friends! we drop the mournful tear, / With fond regret around thy hallow'd bier. / Forgive the tear which e'en our Savior shed; / When at the grave his soul in anguish bled / [We would not call thee from the seat of bliss] / To share again with us a world like this, / Tho selfish sorrow in our bosoms rise, / We would not bring thee from thy native skies.
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