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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Call for the Robin Redbreast by John Webster

Call for the robin redbreast and the wren,
Since o’er shady groves they hover,
And with leaves and flowers do cover
The friendless bodies of unburied men.
Call unto his funeral dole
The ant, the field-mouse and the mole,
To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm,
And (when gay tombs are robbed) sustain no harm;
But keep the wolf far thence, that’s foe to men,
For with his nails he’ll dig them up again.

 From: http://theotherpages.org/poems/webster1.html

 Date: 1612

 By: Webster, John (c1580-c1634)