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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXXV. Consolation
‘O mortall folke’
By Stephen Hawes (d. 1523)
 
  O MORTALL folke, you may beholde and see
  How I lye here, sometime a mighty knight:
The end of joy and all prosperite
  Is death at last, thorough his course and mighte:
  After the daye, there cometh the darke nighte,        5
    For though the daye be never so long,
    At last the belle ringeth to evensong.
 
 
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