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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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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - 1845 - 492 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 ;...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

Washington Irving - 1846 - 356 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...garland on my hearse Of the dismall yew, Maidens willow branc&gs wear, Say I died true. My love was false, but I was firm, From my hour of birth, Upon my buried...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846 - 724 pages
...Beaumont and Fletctter. 79 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 ! " The Faithful Shepherdess " would afford many beautiful lyrics, worthy of quotation. The hymn to Pan, in...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846 - 694 pages
...simplicity and pathos: Lay a garland on my heatse, Of the dismal yew ; Maidens, willow branches bear ; Say I died true ; My love was false, but I was firm From my hour of hirth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth ! " The Faithful Shepherdess " would afford many...
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The Bridal: A Tragedy in Five Acts

James Sheridan Knowles - 1847 - 84 pages
...without, R.'Sdv, 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...birth ; Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth !" [Dula puts the lute down on table, R., and returns mournfully to her seat. Oly. It is our lady :...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: First period, from the earliest times to 1400

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...madam ! A»p. Lay a garland on my heane Of the dismal yew ; Maidens, willow branches bear, Say I die* not able to tell what they say, and yet these fine Knglish clerks will say they speak ! Madam, good night ; may no discontent Grow 'twixt your love and you ; but if there do, Inquire of...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...on my hearse Of the dismal yew ; Maidens, willow branches bear, Say I died true. My love was falset but I was firm. From my hour of birth ; Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth ! Madam, good night ; may no discontent Grow 'twixt your love and you ; but if there do, Inquire of...
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.]

Washington Irving - 1849 - 538 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...birth, Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth. fl The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind jj and we have a proof...
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Volume 2

Brand - 1849 - 544 pages
...and Fletcher, 1619 : " 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...birth: Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth!" In Poole's English Parnassus, the yew has the epithets of " warlick, dismal, fatal, mortal, venemous,...
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Calendar

University of Cambridge - 1849 - 560 pages
...or HENDECASVLLABICS: LAY a garland on ray hearse Of the dismal yew ; Maidens, willow branches bear; Say I died true. My love was false, but I was firm...birth. Upon my buried body lie Lightly, gentle earth. Maid's Tragedy. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. THURSDAY, February 22, 1849. 12 J— 3i. TRANSLATE : Beginning...
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