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First Line: Here, whence his forbears sprang, a man is laid
Last Line: And christmas song respond, and easter song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Assassination; Crime & Criminals; Death; Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); Rest; Somerset, England; Dead, The; Eliot, T. S.

Here, whence his forbears sprang, a man is laid
As dust, in quiet earth, whose written word
Helped many thousands broken and dismayed
Among the ruins of triumphant wrong.
May many an English flower and little bird
(Primrose and robin redbreast unafraid)
Gladden this garden where his rest is made
And Christmas song respond, and Easter song.

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