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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
Song from The Maid’s Tragedy
By Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
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        5
  From my hour of birth.
Upon my buried body lie
  Lightly, gentle earth!

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