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A Cypress-Bough, And A Rose-Wreath Sweet ( Song )

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Act IV, scene iii


A cypress-bough and a rose-wreath sweet,
A wedding robe, and a winding-sheet,
A bridal bed and a bier.
Thine be the kisses, maid,
And smiling Love's alarms;
And thou, pale youth, be laid
In the grave's cold arms.
Each in his own charms,
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Susan Williams 05 November 2015
He was very preoccupied with death, wasn't he? He attempted suicide several times before he managed to kill himself by a lethal dose of poison.
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