Call for the Robin-redbreast and the Wren
John Webster, The White Devil (London, 1612); facs. edn. (Menston: Scolar Press, 1970). PR 3184 W5 1970 Victoria College Library
1Call for the robin-redbreast and the wren,
2Since o'er shady groves they hover
3And with leaves and flowers do cover
4The friendless bodies of unburied men.
5Call unto his funeral dole
6The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole,
7To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm
8And, when gay tombs are robb'd, sustain no harm;
9But keep the wolf far thence, that's foe to men,
10For with his nails he'll dig them up again.
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RPO poem Editors:
N. J. Endicott
2RP.1.246; RPO 1996-2000.