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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 field-mouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall... "
Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ... - Page 194
by Charles Lamb - 1887 - 552 pages
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Cymbeline. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - 1788
...of it ; " I have left more for myself The lines cited by Dr. Farmer stand thus in Tht White Devil: " Call for the robin-red-breast and the wren, " Since...dole " The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, ' To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm." Dr. Warburton hath asked, " What sense is there in winter-grounding...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1790
..." Since o'er fliaiy groves they hover, " And with leaves and flowcis do cover • * The friendlefs bodies of unburied men ; " Call unto his funeral dole " The ant, the fieldmoufe, and the mole, " To rear him tilladti that (hall keep him warm." FAHMIH. Which of thefc...
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Cymbeline: A Tragedy

William Shakespeare - 1794 - 429 pages
...wren, " Sinee o'er fhady groves they hover, " And with leaves and flowers do eover " The friendlefs bodies of unburied men; " Call unto his funeral dole " The ant, the field-moufe, and the mole, " To rear him hilloeks that fhall keep him warm." MALoNE. Whenee ean be...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 16

William Shakespeare - 1809
...of The White Devil; and in such a manner as confirms the old reading: " Call for the robin-red-brest and the wren, " Since o'er shady groves they hover,...dole " The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, " To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm," &c. Farmer. Which of these two plays was first written...
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810
...unto her lute. Flam. 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 mith leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies ofunburied men. Call unto his funeral dole 79...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 13

William Shakespeare - 1821
...imitated by Webster in his tragedy of The White Devil ; and in such manner as confirms the old reading : " Call for the robin-red-breast and the wren, " Since...dole " The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, " To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm," &c. FARMER. Which of these two plays was first written,...
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The Works of John Webster, Volume 1

John Webster, Alexander Dyce - English drama - 1830
...earth, earthy. Since o'er shady groves they hover, [Cornelia doth this in several forms of distration. And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless...funeral dole The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall, keep him warm, And (when gay tombs are robb'd) sustain no harm ; But...
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The Works of John Webster, Volume 1

John Webster, Alexander Dyce - English drama - 1830
...several forms of distration. And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of nnburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall, heep him warm, And (when gay tombs are robb'd) sustain no harm ; But...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1846
...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,...flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Webster. While llcvil, Trajcjy. No burial these pretty babes Of any man receives : Till Kobin-tedbrcast...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 103, Part 1; Volume 153

Early English newspapers - 1833
...dirge composed which she mutters, as reason and misery are struggling for the mastery over her mind. " Call for the Robin-redbreast and the Wren, Since o'er...shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers discover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the field mouse,...
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