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First Line: They cannot wholly pass away
Last Line: Like lifted clouds, reach on.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THEY cannot wholly pass away
How far soe'er above;
Nor we, the lingerers, wholly stay
Apart from those we love:
For spirits in eternity,
As shadows in the sun,
Reach backward into Time, as we,
Like lifted clouds, reach on.





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