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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 Dead
By Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
 
I THINK about the dead by day,
  I dream of them at night:
They seem to stand beside my chair,
Clad in the clothes they used to wear,
  And by my bed in white.        5
 
The commonplaces of their lives,
  The lightest words they said,
Revive in me, and give me pain,
And make me wish them back again,
  Or wish that I were dead.        10
 
I would be kinder to them now,
  Were they alive once more;
Would kiss their cheeks, and kiss their hair,
And love them, like the angels there,
  Upon the silent shore.        15
 
 
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