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Aylmer, Rose Whitworth

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(10.1779-02.03.1800) daughter of Lord Aylmer, on whom W.S. Landor wrote an elegy entitled Rose Aylmer. She was an early love of Landorís, but on her motherís second marriage she was sent out to her aunt at Calcutta, where she died at the age of twenty.

Rose Aylmer / By Walter Savage Landor

Ah what avails the sceptred race,

Ah what the form divine!

What every virtue, every grace!

Rose Aylmer, all were thine.

Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes

May weep, but never see,

A night of memories and of sighs

I consecrate to thee.

Mentioned: {SABCL 9} 305

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