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Ye could not know where lies a thing so fair,
No stone is there to show, no tongue to say,
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Living, just by itself--what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whate ...
Troll the bowl, the jolly nut-brown bowl,
And here, kind mate, to thee!
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The soft complaining FLUTE
In dying Notes discovers
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Laid out for death, let thy last kindness be
With leaves and moss-work for to cover me:
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"Avaunt! to-night my heart is light. No dirge will I upraise.
"But waft the angel on her flight with a paean of old days!
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Not to these shores she came! this other Thrace,
Environ barbarous to the royal Attic;
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And each Saint Clair was buried there
With candle, with book, and with knell;
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With a defeated joy,
With an auspicious, and a dropping eye,
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Just as much for us that sobbing dirge of Nature,
Just as much whence we come that blare of the cloud-trumpets,
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