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First Line: Hark! O hark! You guilty trees
Last Line: Aught but coffins and their tombs.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Orpheus; Trees

HARK! O hark! you guilty trees,
In whose gloomy galleries
Was the cruel'st murder done
That e'er yet eclips'd the sun.
Be then henceforth in your twigs
Blasted, ere you sprout to sprigs;
Feel no season of the year,
But what shaves off all your hair;
Nor carve any from your wombs
Aught but coffins and their tombs.

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