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Poem by Francis Beaumont

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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.

Francis Beaumont

Francis Beaumont's other poems:
  1. The Glance
  2. A Funeral Elegy on the Death of the Lady Penelope Clifton
  3. Upon the Silent Woman
  4. On the Marriage of a Beauteous Young Gentlewoman with an Ancient Man
  5. An Elegy on the Death of the Virtuous Lady Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland

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