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THE WANDERER: 5. IN HOLLAND: DEATH-IN-LIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest is the babe that dies within the womb
Last Line: And curst that death which steals this life's disguise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Death; Netherlands; Travel; Dead, The; Holland; Dutch People; Journeys; Trips


BLEST is the babe that dies within the womb.
Blest is the corpse which lies within the tomb.
And blest that death for which this life makes room.

But dreary is the tomb where the corpse lies:
And wretched is the womb where the child dies:
And curst that death which steals this life's disguise.





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