Document ReferencePw V 304
TitleMS poem, entitled 'Epitaph', by William Mason and Thomas Gray; n.d.
Date(1767 c.)
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionText consists of 16 lines. Final four lines are said to be by Mason's close friend, the poet Thomas Gray.

Epitaph written in memory of Mason's wife Mary (d 1767 of consumption), and set up in Bristol Cathedral.
Title Of WorkEpitaph
First Line of PoemTake, holy Earth, all that my Soul holds dear!
Last Line of PoemAnd bids the pure in Heart behold their God
Physical DescriptionSmall quarto
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Strasbourg lily, within crowned shield, unclear (fragment), approx. 50 x 65 mm
WatermarkStrasbourg lily
Related MaterialCrum, Index, T 22
University of Nottingham Library: Pw V 1010/2
University of Nottingham Library:
Another version, entitled 'Epitaph on Mrs. Mason in Bristol Cathedral'
Publication NoteGentleman's Magazine, lxiv, 7 January 1794 & W. Mason, Works (London, 1811) vol i, p 137 & I.A. Williams, Shorter Poems of the 18th Century (London, 1923) p 359

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72840Mason; Mary (-1767); Mrs; wife of William Mason-1767
NA72839Mason; William (1724-1797); Mr; poet1724-1797
NA530Gray; Thomas (1716-1771); poet1716-1771
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