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First Line: Dead shalt thou lie; and nought
Last Line: No friendly shade thy shade shall company!
Variant Title(s): Sapphic Fragment
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Death; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Dead, The


'Thou shalt be - Nothing.' - OMAR KHAYYAM
'Tombless, with no remembrance.' - W. SHAKESPEARE

DEAD shalt thou lie; and nought
Be told of thee or thought,
For thou hast plucked not of the Muses' tree:
And even in Hades' halls
Amidst thy fellow-thralls
No friendly shade thy shade shall company!





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