Talk:Nicholas Rowe (writer)

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Haha! - I'm a descendant of Nicholas Rowe. No fooling. Genealogy and all that. I have nothing to add however. --- Ben Rowe

Pope's Epitaph for Rowe[edit]

Did Alexander Pope write '

'Peace to the gentle Shade'
or
'Peace to thy gentle Shade'

The web gives sanction for either Linuxlad 23:05, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Later - the following article,

Pope's Epitaphs on Nicholas Rowe, Alfred Jackson, The Review of English Studies, Vol. 7, No. 25 (Jan., 1931), pp. 76-79 Says there are in fact two epitaphs, only one of which is definitely by Pope. The shorter one (8 lines) says 'thy', the one on Rowe's tomb says 'the' Linuxlad 20:59, 30 July 2007 (UTC)