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Poem by Thomas Chatterton


Epitaph on Robert Canynge


THYS mornynge starre of Radcleves rysynge raie,
A true manne good of mynde and Canynge hyghte,
Benethe thys stone lies moltrynge ynto daie,
Untylle the darke tombe sheene an eterne lyghte.
Thyrde fromme hys loynes the present Canynge came;
Houton are wordes for to telle hys doe;
For aye shall lyve hys heaven-recorded name,
Ne shall yt dye whanne tyme shalle bee no moe;
Whanne Mychael's trumpe shall sounde to rise the solle,
He'll wynge to heavn wyth kynne, and happie bee hys dolle. 



Thomas Chatterton


Thomas Chatterton's other poems:
  1. Chorus from Goddwyn
  2. Songe to Aella, Lorde of the Castel of Brystowe Ynne Daies of Yore
  3. Eclogue the First
  4. An Excelente Balade of Charitie: As Wroten bie the Gode Pri
  5. Colin Instructed


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