Treasure Island

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed


IF God compel thee to this destiny,
To die alone, with none beside thy bed
To ruffle round with sobs thy last word said
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  • Nimmy K A (6/4/2014)

    To die In Christ is to attain fruit of Life tree... Death is beautiful and no one is lonely on death bed...For Almighty so Powerful is with one at the time of death.. (Report) Reply

  • James Rovira (7/8/2007 11:46:00 PM)

    Christ said on the cross, 'My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? ' The line:

    By thy forsaken Sonship in the red
    Drear wine-press

    is a reference to his crucifixion. Since the wine is the symbol of Christ's blood in communion, the cross is the 'Red drear wine-press.' (Report) Reply

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