The Burial Hour

Original Text: 
Rev. R. S. Hawker, The Cornish Ballads And other Poems (Oxford and London: James Parker, 1869): 139. Facsimile Reproduction with an intro. by Kay J. Walter and Terence Allan Hoagwood. Delmar, N.Y.: Scholars' Facsimiles, 1994. PR 4759 H9C6 1869a Robarts Library
2"To close their brother's narrow bed:"
3'Tis at that pleasant hour of day
4The labourer treads his homeward way.
5His work was o'er, his toil was done,
6And therefore, with the set of sun,
7To wait the wages of the dead
8We laid our hireling in his bed.


1] The poem was titled "The Funeral Time" in 1836 and "Datur Hora Quieti" by 1908. Back to Line
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Publication Notes: 
Records of the Western Shore, 2nd ser. (1836).
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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