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Lay down, lay down the bigly bier,
Lat me the dead look on;
In sorrow by thy bier we stand,
Amid the awe that hushes all,
A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed ...
Oh teach me to see death, and not to fear,
But rather to take truce;
From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud--
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
How strange a vehicle it is, coming down unchanged from times of old romance, and so characteristically black, the way no other th ...
Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!
Let the bell toll!--a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river;
When I do count the clock that tells the time,
And see the brave day sunk in hideous night,
January gray is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
When hearts have one mingled,
Love first leaves the well-built nest;
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