Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

Kazan
Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
Kazan
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On The Death Of Prince Meshchersky

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O, Voice of time! O, metal's clang!
Your dreadful call distresses me,
Your groan doth beckon, beckon me
It beckons, brings me closer to my grave.
This world I'd just begun to see
When death began to gnash her teeth,
Like lightening her scythe aglint,
She cuts my days like summer hay.

No creature thinks to run away,
From under her rapacious claws:
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