December 20, 2006

For Nancy

'TIS past: dear venerable shade, farewel!
Thy blameless life thy peaceful death shall tell.
Clear to the last thy setting orb has run;
Pure, bright, and healthy like a frosty sun:

extraction from "On the Death of Mrs. Jennings." by Anna Lætitia Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

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