I longed in vain: what he asked for
Once I staked all my heart's treasure,
Yes; and just now I have seen him,
Laid in his coffin. God help me!
I am cursed still to live:- even
We must not doubt, or fear, or dread, that love for life is only
And that the calm and sainted dead will meet estranged and cold in
Oh, Love were poor and vain indeed, based on so harsh and stern a