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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Songs and Their Settings
Dead and Gone
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From ‘Hamlet

Enter Horatio, with Ophelia distracted

OPHELIA—Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark?
  Queen—How now, Ophelia?
 
  Ophelia  [singing]—      How should I your true love know
        From another one?—
      By his cockle hat and staff,        5
        And his sandal shoon.
 
  Queen—Alas, sweet lady! what imports this song?
  Ophelia—Say you? nay, pray you, mark.
 
[Singing]—      He is dead and gone, lady,
        He is dead and gone;        10
      At his head a green grass turf,
        At his heels a stone.
Oh, ho!
  Queen—            Nay, but, Ophelia—
  Ophelia—                            Pray you, mark:—
 
[Singing]—White his shroud as the mountain snow—
 
Enter King
  Queen—Alas! look here, my lord.
        15
  Ophelia—      Larded with sweet flowers;
  Which bewept to the grave did go,
      With true-love showers.
 
 
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