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SILENCE IN DEATH, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: When death shall close those eyes, imperious dame!
Last Line: And snatch a bright eternity from fate.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical

When Death shall close those Eyes, imperious Dame!
Silence shall seize on thy inglorious Name.
For thy unletter'd Hand na'er pluck'd the Rose,
Which on Pieria's happy Summit glows.
To Pluto's Realms unhonour'd you shall go,
And herd amongst th' ignobler Ghosts below.
Whilst I on Wings of Fame shall rise elate,
And snatch a bright Eternity from Fate.

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