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O Death, O Death, Rock Me Asleep

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O Death, O Death, rock me asleep,
Bring me to quiet rest;
Let pass my weary guiltless ghost
Out of my careful breast.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Thy sound my death abroad will tell,
For I must die,
There is no remedy.

My pains, my pains, who can express?
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Connie Knight 07 November 2008

That Was A Very Deep And Expressive Poem Very, Very Well Done To You!

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Britte Ninad 14 August 2018

Mastermind word - Rock me Asleep Thy sound my death abroad will tell, For I must die, There is no remedy. brilliant piece of writings

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Chukwuebuka Adebayo 30 July 2016

verily We all gotta die someday, for there is no remedy, it's inevitable

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George Kendle 05 September 2013

At long last! The nearest to the original from the times of the tudors (just the spelling has been modernised) . Not written by Ann Boleyn herself, as it is said she did not write before her death, but by an anonymous poet. Here is the authenticity around here!

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Luca Biandi 28 December 2011

This poem doesn't belong to this author (except for the blatant changes made) . The original poem was written around the time of Anne Boleyn's death and possible written by Anne herself. Doesn't anybody check for authenticity around here?

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Alec Goldfarb 06 November 2009

Hey Annie, do I have your permission yo use this wonderful poem as lyrics?

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