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First Line: O timeless guest! -- so soon returned art thou
Last Line: I sleep in death's cold arms -- ere henry sleep in thine.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


O timeless guest! -- so soon returned art thou,
Hope's sickly gleam with cruel haste to quench,
To mock the prayer, and scorn the trembling vow,
I feel thy fatal power and vainly bid thee hence. --
Still, still thou com'st in dreadful guise to me,
Howe'er to others fair thy form appear;
Not shapeless things with midnight witchery
Could so appall my soul -- so chill my breast, with fear!
-- Now fateful is thy look! -- thou lead'st me, -- where?
O well, thou lead'st me to my destined place,
And bid'st me close my eyes for ever there.
Nor view thee wrapped in Henry's dear embrace:
Yes -- proud one, haste thee to the nuptial shrine,
I sleep in death's cold arms -- ere Henry sleep in thine.





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