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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
 
Epitaph for Queen Elizabeth
By Anne Bradstreet (1612–1672)
 
HERE sleeps the Queen; this is the royal bed,
O’ th’ damask rose, sprung from the white and red,
Whose sweet perfume fills the all-filling air,
This Rose is wither’d, once so lovely fair;
On neither tree did grow such rose before,        5
The greater was our gain, our loss the more.
 
 
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