Author: Robert Louis Stevenson  | Date: 1879


Under the wide and starry sky

Dig the grave and let me lie:

Glad did I live and gladly die,

And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:

Here he lies where he longed to be:

Home is the sailor, home from sea,

And the hunter home from the hill.

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Chicago: Robert Louis Stevenson, Requiem Original Sources, accessed September 27, 2022,

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