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Selected Poetry of John Webster (ca. 1580-ca. 1632)

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Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Call unto his funeral dole
The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole,
To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm
And, when gay tombs are robb'd, sustain no harm;
But keep the wolf far thence, that's foe to men,
For with his nails he'll dig them up again.
        (Call for the Robin-redbreast and the Wren, 5-10)
  1. Call for the Robin-redbreast and the Wren

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Webster
Birth date: ca. 1580
Death date: ca. 1632
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Webster
Language: English
Literary period: Renaissance
Residence: London
First RPO edition: 1996-2000