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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Сэмюэл Тэйлор Кольридж)


The Suicide's Argument


Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
If the life was the question, a thing sent to try
And to live on be YES; what can NO be ? to die.

NATURE'S ANSWER

Is't returned, as 'twas sent ? Is't no worse for the wear ?
Think first, what you ARE ! Call to mind what you WERE !
I gave you innocence, I gave you hope,
Gave health, and genius, and an ample scope,
Return you me guilt, lethargy, despair ?
Make out the invent'ry ; inspect, compare !
Then die--if die you dare ! 



Samuel Taylor Coleridge's other poems:
  1. On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country
  2. The Complaint Of Ninathoma
  3. On The Christening Of A Friend's Child
  4. Monody on a Tea-kettle
  5. To An Infant


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