The Farewell of Abelard and Heloise (1780) by Angelica Kauffman
“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!”
“Grace shines around her with serenest beams,
And whisp’ring angels prompt her golden dreams.
For her the’ unfading rose of Eden blooms,
And wings of seraphs shed devine perfumes,
For her the Spouse prepares the bridal ring,
For her white virgins hymeneals sing,
To sounds of keav’nly harps she dies away,
And melts in visions of eternal day.”
from Eloisa to Abelard (1717) by Alexander Pope