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" Lay a garland on my hearse, Of the dismal yew; Maidens, willow branches bear; Say I died true: My love was false, but I was firm From my hour of birth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth! "
Early Prose Writings of James Russell Lowell - Page 86
by James Russell Lowell - 1902 - 248 pages
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1750
...my Hearfe of the difmal Tew ; Maidens , Willow Branches bear ; fay, I died true : My Love was falfe, but I was firm from my Hour of Birth ; Upon my buried Body lye lightly, gentle Earth ! Evad. Fie on't, Madam ! the Words are fo ftrange, they are able to...
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The British Drama: pt. 1-2. Tragedies

English drama - 1804
...garland on my hearse, Of the dismal yew ; Maidens, rcillou- branches bear ; Say, I died true : Mi/ lore was false, but I was firm From my hour of birth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth ! Evad. Fie on it, madam ! the words are srt strange, they are able...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1808 - 484 pages
...one of your sad songs, madam. Asp. Believe me, 'tis a very pretty one. Evad. How is it, madam ? Asp. Lay a garland on my hearse of the dismal yew ; Maidens,...but I was firm from my hour of birth; Upon my buried body lay lightly gentle earth. Madam, good night ; — may no discontent Grow 'twixt your love and...
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Life of Francis Beaumont. Life of John Fletcher. Prefaces. Commendatory ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
...your sad songs, madam. Asp. Believe me, 'tis a very pretty one. Ei-ad. How is it, madam? SONG. Asp. Lay a garland on my hearse, Of the dismal yew ; Maidens,...died true: My love was false, but I was firm From my hoar of birth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth ! Evad. Fie on'-t, madam ! the words are...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont - English drama - 1811
...a garland on my hearse, Of the dismal yew; Maidens, willow branches bear; Sav, I died true: Mv fove was false, but I was firm From my hour of birth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth! Etad. Fie on't, madam ! the words are so "range, they are able to make...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1813 - 484 pages
...one of your sad songs, madam. Asp. Believe me, 'tis a very pretty one. Evad. How is it, madam ? Asp. Lay a garland on my hearse of the dismal yew ; Maidens,...but I was firm from my hour of birth; Upon my buried body lay lightly gentle earth. Madam, good night; — may no discontent • Grow 'twixt your love and...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1820 - 419 pages
...disappointed in love : Lay a garland on my hearse Of the dismall yew, Maidens willow branches wear, Say I died true. My love was false, but I was firm, From my hour of birth, Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth. The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

Washington Irving - American essays - 1822
...disappointed in love : Lay a garland on my hearse Of the dismall yew, Maidens willow branches wear, Say I died true, My love was false, but I was firm, From my hour of birth, Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth. . The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

Washington Irving - 1824
...disappointed in love : • Lay a garland on my hearse Of the dismall yew, Maidens willow branches wear. Say I died true. My love was false, but I was firm. . From my hour of birth, Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth. The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine arid elevate...
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Ancient Songs and Ballads, from the Reign of King Henry the Second ..., Volume 2

Joseph Ritson - English poetry - 1829
...in 1619, where it is sung by Aspatia, being introduced by a short dialogue between her and Evadne. LAY a garland on my hearse Of the dismal yew ; Maidens,...false, but I was firm From my hour of birth : Upon my bury'd body lie Lightly, gentle earth ! XVII. THE JOVIAL TINKER. " Dispersed through Shakespeare's...
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