|Sacred to the Memory|
DOVEY WINSLOW ALEXANDER
who departed this life Septr 6th 1801
Aged 2 years.
To portra[y] a merited eulogy is fo [far]
beyond the abilities of the dedicator
that every attempt is difpenfed [w]ith
For could I claim the pencel [sic] of a YO[UNG]
And boaft a THOMSON'S more defcripti[ve lay]
and foar with MILTON to the higheft ftr[etc]h
Of thought and of [i]maginati[on] glow
I['d] fail to draw a portrait fair as Sh[e]
[Expr]ef[sive] as my hopelefs lofs.