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Edmund Raikes' poem | 07-Jun-06

"As o'er now thou lean'st thy breast,
With launder'd bodice crisply pressed,
Lief I'd prolong my grievous ill-
Wert thou my guardian angel still"

(Edmund Raikes, 1537-65, The Nurse)

Quoted at the start of Colin Dexter's 'The Remorseful Day'. Any information on the poem or poet?

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


author: E Housman

Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.

rachel DS

It is probably one of many jokes performer by Collin Dexter within his books. He developed a lot of fictional quotes better suiting his purposes when he can not find the real ones.
Sorry for my poor English.
Piotr Michalak

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