The School Bag

An Epitaph upon the Celebrated Claudy
Philips, Musician, Who Died Very Poor

Samuel Johnson

Phillips, whose touch harmonious could remove
The pangs of guilty pow'r and hapless love,
Rest here, distress’d by poverty no more,
Here find that calm, thou gav'st so oft before.
Sleep, undisturb’d, within this peaceful shrine,
Till angels wake thee with a note like thine.