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Thread #12602   Message #100517
Posted By: Wolfgang
29-Jul-99 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Burning Babe (Robert Southwell, S.J.)
Subject: RE: Burning Babe
Hawkeye BSeed, yes, the "day" has been left off in the last line, I just checked on the online Oxford Book of English verse.
Since Southwell has spent three years in prison before being hanged and quartered he had ample time to pass the poem. First publication was in 1602, seven years after his death.