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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. On the Marriage of a Beauteous Young Gentlewoman with an Ancient Man
  2. Ad Comitissam Rutlandiæ
  3. In Laudem Authoris
  4. The Glance
  5. To My Friend Mr. John Fletcher, upon His Faithful Sheperdess


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