John Webster

(1578 - 1632 / London, England)

John Webster Poems

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

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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