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First Line: To-day is a thought, a fear is to-morrow
Last Line: Then we weep for ourselves, and wish thee goodbye.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


To-day is a thought, a fear is to-morrow,
And yesterday is our sin and our sorrow;
And life is a death,
Where the body's the tomb,
And the pale sweet breath
Is buried alive in its hideous gloom.
Then waste no tear,
For we are the dead; the living are here,
In the stealing earth, and the heavy bier.
Death lives but an instant, and is but a sigh,
And his son is unnamed immortality,
Whose being is thine. Dear ghost, so to die
Is to live, -- and life is a worthless lie. --
Then we weep for ourselves, and wish thee goodbye.





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