Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ON THE SOUL, by PUBLIUS AELIUS HADRIANUS

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ON THE SOUL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Gentle, fleeting, wavering sprite
Last Line: But pallid, cheerless, and forlorn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hadrian
Variant Title(s): Hadrian's Adress To His Soul When Dying
Subject(s): Soul

AH! gentle, fleeting, wav'ring sprite,
Friend and associate of this clay!
To what unknown region borne,
Wilt thou now wing thy distant flight?
No more with wonted humour gay,
But pallid, cheerless, and forlorn.

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