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George Herbert (Джордж Герберт (Херберт))


A Dialogue-Anthem


Alas, poor Death! Where is thy glory?
Where is thy famous force, thy ancient sting?

Alas, poor mortal, void of story!
Go spell and read how I have killed thy King.

Poor Death! And who was hurt thereby?
Thy curse being laid on Him makes thee accurst.

Let losers talk, yet thou shalt die;
These arms shall crush thee.

Spare not, do thy worst.
I shall be one day better than before;
Thou so much worse, that thou shalt be no more.



George Herbert's other poems:
  1. Charms and Knots
  2. The Thanksgiving
  3. Affliction (III)
  4. Joseph's Coat
  5. Sighs and Groans


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