John Webster

(1578 - 1632 / London, England)

Poems of John Webster

1. A Dirge 1/4/2003
2. A Land Dirge 1/3/2003
3. A Monumental Column 1/3/2003
4. Death Song 4/20/2010
5. Hark, now everything is still 5/31/2012
6. Honourable Employment 4/20/2010
7. Qualis vita, finis ita 5/31/2012
8. The Madman's Song 4/20/2010
9. The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi 1/3/2003
10. Vanitas Vanitatum 1/3/2003

A Dirge

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 robb'd) sustain no harm;
But keep the wolf far thence, that 's foe to men,

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