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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XXVI. Melancholy
From ‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’
By Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
COME you whose loves are dead,
  And, whiles I sing,
  Weep, and wring
Every hand, and every head
Bind with cypress and sad yew,        5
Ribands black and candles blue
For him that was of men most true!
Come with heavy mourning,
  And on his grave
  Let him have        10
Sacrifice of sighs and groaning;
Let him have fair flowers enow,
White and purple, green and yellow,
For him that was of men most true!

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