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First Line: Here lies a most beautiful lady
Last Line: This lady of the west country?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Beauty; Epitaphs; Transience; Impermanence

Here lies a most beautiful lady,
Light of step and heart was she;
I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
However rare -- rare it be;
And when I crumble, who will remember
This lady of the West Country?

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