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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
John Fletcher. 1579–1625
  
209. Aspatia's Song
  
LAY a garland on my herse 
  Of the dismal yew; 
Maidens, willow branches bear; 
  Say, I died true. 
 
My love was false, but I was firm         5
  From my hour of birth. 
Upon my buried body lie 
  Lightly, gentle earth! 
 
 
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