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" Call for the robin redbreast, and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the fieldmouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall... "
The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse ... - Page 153
by Mary Russell Mitford - 1841 - 666 pages
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 7

Books - 1823
...her lute. Fla. Do and you will, do. Cornelia doth this in several forms of distraction. Cor. Call for the robin red-breast, and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant,...
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The retrospective review, Volume 7

1823
...her lute. Fla. Do and you will, do. Cornelia doth this in several forms of distraction. Cor. Call for the robin red-breast, and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant,...
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The Christmas Box;: An Annual Present for Young Persons

Thomas Crofton Croker - Children's poetry - 1829 - 239 pages
...death, covered them over with leaves. Did you never hear old nurse Andrews repeat the old ballad ? I can almost say it myself : — " No burial this...friendless bodies of unburied men. Now I am quite sure that those lines are poetry ; and, at all events, every body holds the robin sacred for his social qualities,...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1846
...charity of their little favourite; and all of them, except Gay, note its solitary habits. Call for the redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Webster. While llcvil, Trajcjy....
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Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1838 - 660 pages
..." t the second in his Tragedy, called "The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona." 1612— " Call for d leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied mm;" t ' and the third in one of his...
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The Works of Mary Russell Mitford: Prose and Verse, Viz Our Village, Belford ...

Mary Russell Mitford - English literature - 1841 - 672 pages
...Lamh's Specimens. Did you ever hear them ? Call to the rohin redhreast and the wren, Since o'er ghady groves they hover, And with flowers and leaves do cover The friendless hodice of unhuhed men. Now I am quite sure that these lines are poetry ; and, at all events, every...
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr ..., Volume 3

John Brand - 1842
...none, To winter-ground thy corse.'' Again in Reed's Old Plays, vol. vi. p. 35S : " Call for the Rohin Redbreast and the Wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flow'rs do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." Thomson, in his Winter, thus mentions...
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Shakspeare and his times

Nathan Drake - 1843 - 660 pages
..." f the second in his Tragedy, called "The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona." 1612— M Call for the robin red-breast and the wren. Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men ; " \ ' and the third in one of his...
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Parley's Magazine, Volume 5

Children's periodicals - 1837
...learn some verses just to the same effect out of Mr. Lamb's Specimens. Did you ever hear them? 124 125 Call to the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er...friendless bodies of unburied men. Now I am quite sure that those lines are poetry ; and, at all events, every body holds the robin sacred for his social qualities,...
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Men and women; or, Manorial rights, by the author of 'The adventures of ...

Catharine Crowe - 1844
...the bare earth exposed he lies, With not a friend to close his eyes." AIJ;.V ANIMUS FEAST. " Call for the robin red-breast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." THE WHITE DEVIL. " Was this your...
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