Quotation by Francis Beaumont

For ever will I sleep, while poor maids cry,
Alas, for pity stay,
And let us die
With thee, men cannot mock us in the clay.
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616), British dramatist, and John Fletcher (1570-1625), British dramatist. The Captain (l. 43–48). . .

Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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