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" 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 From my hour of birth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth! "
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon - Page 131
by Washington Irving - 1835
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Rookwood [by W.H. Ainsworth]. Revised. By W.H. Ainsworth

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1837 - 466 pages
...hearse, Of the dismal yew; Maidens, willow branches bear, From my hour of birth ; Upon my buried body He Say I died true. My love was false, but I was firm Lightly, gentle earth. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER. CHAPTER xx. A HORNING RIDE. I had a sister, who among...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, Volume 1

1839 - 256 pages
...birth Or growth from such unhappy earth. In " The Maid's Tragedy," a pathetic little air is introduced, illustrative of this mode of decorating the funerals...disappointed in love Lay a garland on my hearse Of the dismal yew, Maidens willow branches wear, Say I died true. My love was false, but I was firm, From...
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1840 - 754 pages
...it, madam? SONG. Atp. Lav 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 From my hour of birth. U|»n my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth I Evad. Fie on't, madam '. The words are so strange,...
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Acting National Drama, Volume 1

Benjamin Webster - 1840 - 444 pages
...without, 3 ER SONG. " 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 From my hourIof birth ; Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth !" DULA puts the lute down on table,...
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Works, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1848 - 1124 pages
...birth Or growth from such unhappy earth. In " The Maid's Tragedy," a pathetic little air is introduced, illustrative of this mode of decorating the funerals...branches wear, Say I died true. My love was false, but 1 was firm, From my hour of birth, • Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth. The natural effect...
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The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1843 - 608 pages
...madam ? Asp. [singing J\ 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...:' Upon my buried body lie ? lightly, gentle earth ! Evad. Fie on it, madam ! the words are so strange, they Are able to make one dream of hobgoblins....
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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq

Washington Irving - 1843 - 390 pages
...birth Or growth from such unhappy earth. In " The Maid's Tragedy," a pathetic little air is introduced, illustrative of this mode of decorating the funerals of females who had been disappointed in love : — Lav a garland on my hearse Of the M small yew, Maidens willow branches wear, Say I died true....
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The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of ...

Francis Beaumont - 1843 - 618 pages
...the dismal yew ; Maidens, willow-branehes bear ; say I died true. My lore was false, but I was flrra from my hour of birth : Upon my buried body lie ' lightly, gentle earth ! Evad. Fio on it, madam ! the words arc so strange, they Are able to make one dream of hobgoblins....
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1843 - 434 pages
...appear casually in irregular pieces, as in the second lines of a verso from the " Maid's Tragedy f " My love was false, but I was firm From my hour of...birth. Upon my buried body, lie Lightly, gentle earth." When we come to six syllables, we do find beautiful pieces, occasionally of some length, composed in...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of ..., Volumes 1-2

Charles Lamb - 1845 - 540 pages
...is it, madam ? Asp. 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 from my hour of birth ; Upon my buried body lay lightly gentle earth. Madam, good night;—may no discontent Grow 'twixt your love and you ; but...
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