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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
IX. Dirges and Pathetic Poems
  “For when sad thoughts possess the mind of man,
There is a plummet in the heart that weighs
And pulls us living to the dust we came from.”—BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.
Lachrimæ; or, Mirth turned to Mourning by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
The Nymph Mourning her Fawn by Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)
The Laborer by John Clare (1793–1864)
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the Approach of Spring by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
The Braes of Yarrow by John Logan (1748–1788)
The Murdered Traveller by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
The Deserted House by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
He’s Gane by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
To his Winding-Sheet by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Ode: ‘How sleep the brave’ by William Collins (1721–1759)
Dirge: ‘He is gone—is dust’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
Lykewake Dirge—Anonymous
Sleepy Hollow by William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
Dirge in Cymbeline by William Collins (1721–1759)
Dirge for Dorcas by Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
Coronach by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
Fear no More the Heat o’ th’ Sun by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Ode written for the Consecration of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1831–1917)
Ode on the Death of Thomson by William Collins (1721–1759)
Epitaph from Simonides—Anonymous
On the Loss of the “Royal George” by William Cowper (1731–1800)
Lines written at Grasmere by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna by Charles Wolfe (1791–1823)
On Sir Philip Sidney by Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554–1628)
Lycidas by John Milton (1608–1674)
Departed by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Thyrsis by Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
Dion by William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Hosea Biglow’s Lament by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
Othello’s Last Words by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)



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