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First Line: The gentle maids of samos' isle
Last Line: The sleep that must be slept by all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Kallimachos
Subject(s): Death; Lament; Dead, The

The gentle maids of Samos' isle
Miss their sweet fellow-weaver's smile:
For Crethis oft with prattle gay
Would while the hours of toil away,
But now she sleeps beyond recall,
The sleep that must be slept by all!

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