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First Line: Eternal rest on him bestowe
Last Line: Eternal rest on him bestowe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montcorbier, Francois De
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Prayer; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


ETERNAL rest on him bestowe,
O Lord, and everlastynge light,
Who lacked withal for sup or bite,
Shorn close on scalp and chin and browe,
Who was scrap't bare and smooth, I trowe
As any turnip round, poor wighte:
Eternal rest on him bestowe.
Hard doome befell him here belowe,
Drove forth and smote him in sore spite,
Though "I appeal!" he cried with mighte,
A form of speech that's playne enowe:
Eternal rest on him bestowe.





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