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FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS

1793-1835

628                                                    Dirge

CALM on the bosom of thy God,
   Fair spirit, rest thee now!
Een while with ours thy footsteps trod,
   His seal was on thy brow.

Dust, to its narrow house beneath!
   Soul, to its place on high!
They that have seen thy look in death
   No more may fear to die.

 

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