131. Fairy Land

William Shakespeare. 1564-1616

FULL fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
  Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
  Hark! now I hear them--
                Ding-dong, bell!

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