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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
186. Aspatia’s Song
 
John Fletcher (1579–1625)
 
 
LAY a garland on my hearse
  Of the dismal yew;
Maidens, willow branches bear;
  Say, I died true.
 
My love was false, but I was firm        5
  From my hour of birth.
Upon my buried body lie
  Lightly, gentle earth!
 

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