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" Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall... "
Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ... - Strana 245
autor/autoři: Charles Lamb - 1835 - 484 str.
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 255 str.
...horror waits on princes. FUNERAL DIRGE. (Sung by a Mother over her Son.) Call for the robin red-breast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves of flowers do cover The friendless bodies ofunburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the field...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1846
...note its solitary habits. Call for the redbreast and the wren, Since o'er sliady groves they hovur, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Webster. White Ibril, Tragedy. No burial these pretty babes Of any man receives : Till Robin-redbreast...
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The seasons, ed. with notes by A.T. Thomson

James Thomson - 1847
...winter-ground thy corse." l And in the words of another poet : — " Call for the robin red-breast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover,...flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men."2 It is unnecessary to refer to the well-known and truly pathetic ballad of the Babes in the Wood,...
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A Glossary of Provincial Words Used in Teesdale in the County of Durham

Frederick Dinsdale - 1849 - 151 str.
...cover the whole body also." — Cornucopia, by Thos. Johnson, 1596. " Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover,...flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." Webster's White Devil (Dyce's Ed. 1830, vol. i, p. 146). " Covering with moss the dead's unclosed eye,...
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Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales: A Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1849 - 276 str.
...couples the wren with the robin as coadjutors in this friendly office : Call for the robin red-breast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover,...flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Notwithstanding the beautiful passage in Shakespeare to which we have alluded, it is nevertheless undeniable...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Svazek 5

Robert Kemp Philp
...Webster mentions the wren and the robin as coadjutors in this office — 44 Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover,...flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." Probably our correspondent received the sugges, tion from that delightful story of our childhood, "...
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Svazek 3

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1849
...none, To winter-ground tby corse." Again in Reed's Old Plays, vi. 358 : " Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flow'rs do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." An essayist in the Gent. Mag. for Sept. 1735,...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Svazek 1

Robert Chambers - 1850
...seems to resolve itself into the elements which it contemplates :' — Call for the robin red-breast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover,...field-mouse, and the mole, To raise him hillocks that shitll keep him warm, And, when gay tombs are robb'd, sustain no harm ; But keep the wolf far thence,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Svazek 27

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1850
...the story of the rubin covering the dead bodies of human creatures ? " Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flow'rs do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." The fondness of the robin for his summer haunts...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Svazek 27

1850
...superstition. In an old play the wren is made to join in this pious office : — " Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flow'rs do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men." The fondness of the robin for his summer haunts...
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