Patrick Regan has kindly shared the material from his George Heath site with readers of the Victorian Web, who may wish to consult the original.
Weary one, rest from thy burden of care,
All thy afflictions and sorrows are o'er,
Rest evermore in that paradise, where
Earth's heavy-laden ones weep nevermore;
Rough was thy pilgrimage, frail was thy form,
Nipped by disease like a flower in the blast,
Hot was the conflict, and fierce was the storm,
All the more sweet was thy triumph at last.
Last modified 4 September 2002