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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
954. The Departed
 
By John Banister Tabb
 
 
THEY cannot wholly pass away,
  How far soe’er above;
Nor we, the lingerers, wholly stay
  Apart from those we love:
For spirits in eternity,        5
  As shadows in the sun,
Reach backward into Time, as we,
  Like lifted clouds, reach on.
 

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