Memoirs of Mrs. Margaret Leeson
who departed this mortal Life the 22nd Day of March 1797, in the 70th Year of her Age.
COME all you vot'ries of the Cyprian queen,
In silent sadness, join the mournful train:
Your lady Paramount is now no more;
Untimely wafted to the Stygian shore.
Though to her share some grosser failings fall,
Read her sad life and you'll forgive them all:
Poor Peg, though meretriciously inclined,
Possess'd a noble and a generous mind;
Good-natured, friendly, affable and gay,
What pity 'twas she ever went astray;
Though all must own Peg Plunket had her day.
If to relieve the mendicant distress'd,
If to pour balm, into a mind oppress'd,
If to act up to Nature's sacred laws,
If innate honesty, can gain applause,
If true repentance for your errors past,
And cruel hardships e'er you breathed your last,
Can gain redemption, from great mercies God,
Leeson; you must acquire a bless'd abode.