The Hundred Best Poems (lyrical) in the English language - second series/Lay a garland on my hearse

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6.
Song from "The Maid's Tragedy."


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!

Dyce's Text.