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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
On the Death of a Particular Friend
By James Thomson (1700–1748)
 
AS those we love decay, we die in part,
String after string is sever’d from the heart;
Till loosen’d life, at last but breathing clay,
Without one pang is glad to fall away.
 
Unhappy he who latest feels the blow!        5
Whose eyes have wept o’er every friend laid low,
Dragg’d ling’ring on from partial death to death,
Till, dying, all he can resign is—breath.
 
 
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