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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1217
AUTHOR:Thomas F. Healey
QUOTATION:Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow,
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now!
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS F. HEALEY, “Give Me My Roses Now.”—The Home Book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 10th ed., p. 1578 (1967). Unverified.
SUBJECTS:Mortality
 
 
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