(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

Come Not When I Am Dead

Come not, when I am dead,
To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave,
To trample round my fallen head,
And vex the unhappy dust thou wouldst not save.
There let the wind sweep and the plover cry;
But thou, go by.

Child, if it were thine error or thy crime
I care no longer, being all unblest:
Wed whom thou wilt, but I am sick of Time,
And I desire to rest.
Pass on, weak heart, and leave to where I lie:
Go by, go by.

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'' Come not, when I'm dead, to drop thy foolish tears upon my grave.'' I hope i will reach his maturity before his age. He is a marvel to read.