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THE DROWNED AND THE SHIPWRECKED
Drwoned-Shipwrecked
THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES

(Songs from “Death’s Jest-Book.” IV. Second Dirge)
 

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)

WE do lie beneath the grass

In the moonlight, in the shade

Of the yew-tree. They that pass

Hear us not. We are afraid

They would envy our delight,

In our graves by glow-worm night.

Come follow us, and smile as we;

We sail to the rock in the ancient waves,

Where the snow falls by thousands into the sea,

And the drown’d and the shipwreck’d have happy graves.

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