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When Death to either shall come

Language: English

[When]1 Death to either shall come, -
I pray it be first to me,-
Be happy as ever at home,
If so, as I wish, it be.

Possess thy [heart]2, my own;
And sing to the child on thy knee,
[Or]3 read to thyself alone
The songs [that I]4 made for thee.

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1 Gurney: "If"
2 Gurney: "soul"
3 Gurney: "And"
4 Gurney: "I have"

Submitted by David K. Smythe


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