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UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 21. REQUIEM, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the wide and starry sky
Last Line: And the hunter home from the hill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): Underwoods: Book One: 21. Requiem
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Immortality; Samoa; Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894); Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.





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