A SONG FROM SHAKESPEAR's CYMBELINE.
Sung by GUIDERUS and ARVIRAGUS over FIDELE, supposed to be dead.
1 TO fair Fidele's grassy tomb
2 Soft maids, and village hinds shall bring
3 Each op'ning sweet, of earliest bloom,
4 And rifle all the breathing Spring.
5 No wailing ghost shall dare appear
6 To vex with shrieks this quiet grove:
7 But shepherd lads assemble here,
8 And melting virgins own their love.
9 No wither'd witch shall here be seen,
10 No goblins lead their nightly crew:
11 The female fays shall haunt the green,
12 And dress thy grave with pearly dew!
13 The red-breast oft at ev'ning hours
14 Shall kindly lend his little aid:
15 With hoary moss, and gather'd flow'rs,
16 To deck the ground where thou art laid.
17 When howling winds, and beating rain,
18 In tempests shake the sylvan cell:
19 Or 'midst the chace on ev'ry plain,
20 The tender thought on thee shall dwell.
21 Each lonely scene shall thee restore,
22 For thee the tear be duly shed:
23 Belov'd, till life could charm no more;
24 And mourn'd, till Pity's self be dead.
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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG FROM SHAKESPEAR's CYMBELINE. Sung by GUIDERUS and ARVIRAGUS over FIDELE, supposed to be dead.
Author: William Collins
Themes: grief; sadness; melancholy; death
References: DMI 25711
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