The New Zealand Survey
Stanzas — On hearing of the Sudden Demise of Mr. G. Copeland, on May 22, 1866, Aged 65 Years
On hearing of the Sudden Demise of Mr. G. Copeland, on May 22, 1866, Aged 65 Years.
So, Copeland’s added to the list
Of vet good that are “no more,”
But yesterday, health would persist,
To-day, his loss may friends deplore!
His finished course was well begun,
Which still for good his efforts blest,
His sudden call pronounced “Well done!
Come enter thou into thy rest!”*
* He was sitting reading to a neighbour from the “Sunday at Home,” feeling then in ordinary health; and while in the act of turning over the leaves of the book for the continuation of the subject, he suddenly took ill, and shortly after expired!