The Hull Packet (June 2, 1801)
To the Memory of Sir Ralph
The Hero's Grave.
Mirth, awhile thy crew restrain,
Comrades, join a soldier's tear;
Mark the sad and solemn train,
Weeping o'er their Gen'ral's bier.
Mournful sighs their grief proclaim,
Tribute to the good and brave;
Think on Abercromby's fame,
While tears bedew their Hero's grave.
Gentle was his feeling breast,
Smiles adorn'd his manly brow;
And alone his heart depress'd,
When mourning o'er a captive foe.
Ere consign'd to parent earth,
Haste the young, the good, the brave,
Dwell on Abercromby's worth,
While tears bedew the Hero's grave.