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TO THE SOLITUDE OF FONTENAY, by            
First Line: Mid these hamlets and these woods
Last Line: Cypress only to my grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anacreon Of The Temple; Chaulieu, Abbe De
Subject(s): Death; Forests; Dead, The; Woods


'MID these hamlets and these woods
Life itself at last I find;
Here my soul no longer broods
On my sorrows left behind.

Fontenay delightful where
My young eyes first saw the sun,
Soon unto my sires I'll fare
When the race of life is run.

Muses who beside this lawn
Nourished me with kindly breath,
Trees that saw my young life dawn
You shall see it wane in death.

Yet 'tis wise to breathe the air
In the shadow of your boughs
Tearless, and my soul prepare
For that dark and awful house,

Where of all the trees that I
Set within the grove to wave
There shall follow when I die
Cypress only to my grave.





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