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THE FALL; A GREAT FAVORIT BEHEADED, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bloody trunk of him who did possess
Last Line: Much doctrine lies under this little stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Argote Y Gongora, Luis De
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


The bloody trunk of him who did possess
About the rest of a hapless happy state,
This little Stone doth Seal, but not depress,
All scarce can stop the rowling of his fate.

Brass Tombs which justice hath denied this fault,
The common pity to his virtues pays,
Adorning an Imaginary vault,
Which from our minds time strives in vain to raze.

Ten years the world upon him falsely smiled,
Sheathing in fawning looks the deadly knife
Long aimed at his head; That so beguiled
It more securely might bereave his Life;

Then threw him to a Scaffold from a Throne,
Much Doctrine lies under this little Stone.





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