by Robert Herrick

                  A FUNERAL stone,
                  Or verse I covet none,
            But only crave
      Of you that I may have
A sacred laurel springing from my grave :
                  Which being seen,
            Blest with perpetual green,
                  May grow to be
            Not so much caIl'd a tree
As the eternal monument of me.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 35.

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