The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 3/Stanzas for Music. "Bright be the place of thy soul!"
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Stanzas for Music. "Bright be the place of thy soul!"
STANZAS FOR MUSIC.
Bright be the place of thy soul!
Light be the turf of thy tomb!
[First published, Examiner, June 4, 1815.]
- —— shall eternally be.—[MS. erased.]
- Green be the turf ——.—[MS.]
- [Compare "O lay me, ye that see the light, near some rock of my hills: let the thick hazels be around, let the rustling oaks be near. Green be the place of my rest."—"The War of Inis-Thona," Works of Ossian, 1765, i. 156.]
- May its verdure be sweetest to see.—[MS.]
Young flowers and a far-spreading tree
May wave on the spot of thy rest;
But nor cypress nor yew let it be.—[MS.]