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First Line: How intimate and yet how strange!
Last Line: It shall not seem more sad to die.
Subject(s): Death; Houses; Dead, The


I

How intimate and yet how strange!
How calm I am that never change.
All day I think, as I abide,
How many folk have in me died.

II

To sleep, to dream, to smile, to lie
And still dream on as night goes by,
It may be when thy time shall come
It shall not seem more sad to die.






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