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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Stephen Hawes. d. 1523
33. An Epitaph
O MORTAL folk, you may behold and see 
How I lie here, sometime a mighty knight; 
The end of joy and all prosperitee 
  Is death at last, thorough his course and might: 
  After the day there cometh the dark night,         5
    For though the daye be never so long, 
    At last the bells ringeth to evensong. 
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