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First Line: I rented once a house of clay
Last Line: For it was christened death, by time.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

I RENTED once a house of clay,
An object beautiful to see --
I lighted it with pleasant thoughts
And Life 'twas named by Mystery.
And when long years therein I lived
I moved into a fairer clime,
And then my house was named anew --
For it was christened Death, by Time.

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