The Parson's Grave

Original Text: 
Thomas Craig, Beira Ballads and Rhodesian Rhymes, &c. (Salisbury, Rhodesia: the Author, 1901): 94. X.908/19443 British Library
1His tombstone tells a tale of woe --
2    The story of a saddened life --
3"Here lies the Reverend Jonas Lowe,
4    The victim of a faithless wife."
5And we who knew that parson dear,
6    Bemoan the wrecks Eve's daughters cause,
7And having dropped the casual tear,
8    Still speculate, -- Whose wife it was?
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.