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What's the first appearance of the rhyme about "He died defending his right of way"?

The poem is ‘An Epitaph’ by Edgar A. Guest, first published in the Detroit Free Press on 1st October 1916 in Guest’s ‘Breakfast Table Chat’ column. An Epitaph. Here lies the body     Of William Jay, ...
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Who is Queen Brijeena, the subject of a famous chavittu nadakam?

It could be St. Brigit who was revered in a Jesuit church in Lisbon around 1587. Dr. Christophe Vielle mentions this in a KCHR lecture.
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