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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXVIII. Loneliness
To the Dead
By William Bell Scott (1811–1890)
 
GONE art thou! gone, and is the light of day
Still shining, is my hair not touch’d with grey?
But evening draweth nigh, I pass the door,
And see thee walking on the dim-lit shore.
 
Gone, art thou? gone, and weary on the brink        5
Of Lethe waiting there. O do not drink,
Drink not, forget not, wait a little while,
I shall be with thee; we again may smile.
 
 
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