Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, J.B. (JUNE 7, 1880), by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER



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First Line: The actor's dead, and the memory alone
Last Line: And that is fame!
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Actresses


THE Actor's dead, and memory alone
Recalls the genial magic of his tone;
Marble nor canvas nor the printed page
Shall tell his genius to another age:
A memory, doomed to dwindle less and less,
His world-wide fame shrinks to this littleness.
Yet if, a half a century from to-day,
A tender smile about our old lips play,
And if our grandchild query whence it came,
We'll say: "A thought of Brougham." --
And that is Fame!





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