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Quotation by Francis Beaumont
Mortality, behold, and fear,
What a change of flesh is here!
Think how many royal bones
Sleep within this heap of stones,
Hence removed from beds of ease,
Dainty fare, and what might please,
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)(1584-1616), British dramatist, and William Basse (fl. C. 1602), British dramatist. Lines on the Tombs in Westminster (l. 1–6). . .
Attributed to Beaumont and to Basse 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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