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THE EVENING-WATCH; A DIALOGUE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell! I go to sleep; but when
Last Line: Is thy first breath, and man's eternal prime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


Farewell! I go to sleep; but when Body.
The day-star springs, I'll wake again.
Go, sleep in peace; and when thou liest Soul.
Unnumbered in thy dust, when all this frame
Is but one dram, and what thou now descriest
In sev'ral parts shall want a name,
Then may his peace be with thee, and each dust
Writ in his book, who ne'er betrayed man's trust!
Amen! but hark, ere we two stray, Body.
How many hours dost think till day?
Ah! go; th'art weak and sleepy. Heav'n Soul.
Is a plain watch, and without figures winds
All ages up; who drew this circle even
He fills it; days and hours are blinds.
Yet, this take with thee; the last gasp of time
Is thy first breath, and man's eternal prime.





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