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Eulogy Poem - The Funeral Rites of the Rose by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

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The Funeral Rites of the Rose by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

The Rose was sick and smiling died;
And, being to be sanctified,
About the bed there sighing stood
The sweet and flowery sisterhood:

Some hung the head, while some did bring,
To wash her, water from the spring;
Some laid her forth, while others wept,
But all a solemn fast there kept:

The holy sisters, some among,
The sacred dirge and trental sung.
But ah! what sweet smelt everywhere,
As Heaven had spent all perfumes there.

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