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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6485
AUTHOR:Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
QUOTATION:There is a reaper whose name is Death, 1 
  And with his sickle keen
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
  And the flowers that grow between.
ATTRIBUTION:The Reaper and the Flowers.
 
Note 1.
There is a Reaper whose name is death.—Arnim and Brentano. Erntelied. (From “Des Knaben Wunderhorn,” ed. 1857, vol. i. p. 59.) [back]
 

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