Ben Jonson Quote

What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew,
Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?


Elegy on the Lady Jane Pawlet, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "What beckoning ghost along the moonlight shade / Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade?", Alexander Pope, To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady.

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What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?

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What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?

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What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?

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What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?