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Quotation by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Squats on a toad-stool under a tree
A bodiless childfull of life in the gloom,
Crying with frog voice, "What shall I be?
Poor unborn ghost, for my mother killed me
Scarcely alive in her wicked womb.
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849), British poet, physiologist. Death's Jest Book (l. 43–48). . .
Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.
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