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First Line: Death is stronger than all the governments because the governments are men
Last Line: Long sleep, child; what have you had anyhow better than sleep?
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


Death is stronger than all the governments because the governments are men and men die and then
death laughs: Now you see 'em, now you don't.

Death is stronger than all proud men and so death snips proud men on the nose, throws a pair of
dice and says: Read 'em and weep.

Death sends a radiogram every day: When I want you I'll drop in -- and then one day he comes with a
master-key and lets himself in and says: We'll go now.

Death is a nurse mother with big arms: 'Twont hurt you at all; it's your time now; you just need a
long sleep, child; what have you had anyhow better than sleep?





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