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

Upon a Child That Died

Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

HERE she lies, a pretty bud,

Lately made of flesh and blood:

Who as soon fell fast asleep

As her little eyes did peep.

Give her strewings, but not stir

The earth that lightly covers her.