246. On the Countess Dowager of Pembroke

William Browne, of Tavistock. 1588-1643

UNDERNEATH this sable herse
Lies the subject of all verse:
Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother:
Death, ere thou hast slain another
Fair and learn'd and good as she,
Time shall throw a dart at thee.

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