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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

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

From my hour of birth.

Upon my buried body lie

Lightly, gentle earth!