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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Two Brides
By Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
 
I SAW two maids at the kirk,
  And both were fair and sweet:
One in her wedding robe,
  And one in her winding-sheet.
 
The choristers sang the hymn,        5
  The sacred rites were read;
And one for life to Life,
  And one to Death, was wed.
 
They were borne to their bridal beds
  In loveliness and bloom;        10
One in a merry castle,
  And one in a solemn tomb.
 
One on the morrow woke
  In a world of sin and pain;
But the other was happier far,        15
  And never awoke again.
 
 
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