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Sumptuous Obsequies
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Sumptuous Obsequies

I envy not these sumptuous obsequies,
The stately car, the purple canopies;
Much better pleased am I, remaining here,
With cheaper equipage, and better cheer.
A couch of thorns, or an embroidered bed,
Are matters of indifference to the dead.

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Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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