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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1492. Linen Bands
 
By Vance Thompson
 
 
I WEEP those dead lips, white and dry,
On which no kisses lie,
Those eyes deserted of desire,
And love’s soft fire.
 
I weep the folded feet and hands,        5
Held fast in linen bands;
Still heart, cold breasts,—for them my dole:
God hath the soul.
 

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