Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Stoke-on-Trent / England
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Stoke-on-Trent / England
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The Cathedral Tombs

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THEY lie, with upraised hands, and feet
Stretched like dead feet that walk no more,
And stony masks oft human sweet,
As if the olden look each wore,
Familiar curves of lip and eye,
Were wrought by some fond memory.

All waiting: the new-coffined dead,
The handful of mere dust that lies
Sarcophagused in stone and lead
Under the weight of centuries:
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