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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
A Death-Bed
By James Aldrich (1810–1856)
 
[Born in Mattituck, L. I., N. Y., 1810. Died in New York, N. Y., 1856. From Poems. Collection of 1884.]

HER suffering ended with the day,
  Yet lived she at its close,
And breathed the long, long night away
  In statue-like repose.
 
But when the sun in all his state        5
  Illumed the eastern skies,
She passed through Glory’s morning gate
  And walked in Paradise!
 
 
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