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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XII. Love and Death
From ‘The Relique’
By John Donne (1572–1631)
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WHEN my grave is broke up again
Some second guest to entertain,…
And he that digs it, spies
A bracelet of bright hair about the bone,
Will he not let us alone,        5
And think that there a loving couple lies,
Who thought that this device might be some way
To make their souls, at the last busy day,
Meet at this grave, and make a little stay?…

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