by Florence Stevenson (1922 - 1991)

Good people, though I am innocent of the...
Language: English 
Good people, though I am innocent of the desire to betray my queen,
yet was I an accomplice by my presence, acquiescent in my silence.
I hope my fate will serve as a warning for those who’d rise against the crown.
If I can save one life dying thus, then I should not have died in vain!
Now, good people, Jane Dudley bids you all a long farewell.
Fare you well, a long farewell, farewell forevermore.
I am glad it is a fair day; farewell.
Into thy hands, I commend my spirit, O God! 

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