by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930)

When Death to either shall come
Language: English 
When 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, my own;
And sing to the child on thy knee,
Or read to thyself alone
The songs that I made for thee.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 52