In Memoriam A.H.H.
any vague desire should rise,
That holy Death ere Arthur died
Had moved me kindly from his side,
dropt the dust on tearless eyes;
fancy shapes, as fancy can,
The grief my loss in him had wrought,
A grief as deep as life or thought,
stay’d in peace with God and man.
make a picture in the brain;
I hear the sentence that he speaks;
He bears the burthen of the weeks
turns his burthen into gain.
credit thus shall set me free;
And, influence-rich to soothe and save,
Unused example from the grave
out dead hands to comfort me.
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