Quotation by William Browne

May! Be thou never graced with birds that sing,
Nor Flora's pride!
In thee all flowers and roses spring,
Mine only died.
William Browne (1591–1643), British poet. Epitaph in Obitum M.S., X° Maij, 1614 (l. 1–4). . .

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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