TO THE NIGHTINGALE AND ROBIN REDBREAST.
by Robert Herrick
WHEN I departed am, ring thou my knell,
Thou pitiful and pretty Philomel :
And when I'm laid out for a corse, then be
Thou sexton, redbreast, for to cover me.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 138.