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First Line: Death, of thee do I make my moan
Last Line: Death!
Alternate Author Name(s): Montcorbier, Francois De
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

DEATH, of thee do I make my moan,
Who hadst my lady away from me,
Nor wilt assuage thine enmity
Till with her life thou hast mine own;
For since that hour my strength has flown.
Lo! what wrong was her life to thee,

Two we were, and the heart was one;
Which now being dead, dead I must be,
Or seem alive as lifelessly
As in the choir the painted stone,

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