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" But why do I talk of Death ? That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; Oh, God! "
Tait's Edinburgh magazine - Page 273
1857
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Favorite Poems

Thomas Hood - 1877 - 96 pages
...shirt. " But why do I talk of death ? That phantom of grisly bone, I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own, — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; 0 God ! that bread should be so dear, " Work — work — work ! My labor...
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First (Second) poetry book, selected and arranged by C. Geikie, Volume 2

John Cunningham Geikie - 1878
...Shirt. " But why do I talk of Death ? That phantom of grisly bone, • I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Oh, God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap !...
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Poetical gleanings, with notes and biogr. sketches

W. and R. Chambers (ltd.) - 1878
...shirt. ' But why do I talk of Death — that phantom of grisly bone 1 I hardly fear his terrible shape, it seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, because of the fasts I keep : Alas ! that bread should be so dear, and flesh and: blood so cheap !...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1880 - 1128 pages
...! " But why do I talk of death, — That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, best friend, That inun acquainted with himself dost m Because of the lasts I keep ; О God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap !...
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
..." But why do I talk of death, — That phantom of grisly bone? I hardly fear his terrible shape, so It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; O God ! that bread should be so dear, THOMAS HOOD. '• Work — work...
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Stories for standard i (-vi).

mrs. William Thomas Greenup - 1880
...shirt. 'But why do I talk of death, That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own— It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ;— O God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap!...
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Gems of national poetry. Compiled and ed. by mrs. Valentine

Laura Valentine - 1880
...! " But why do I talk of Death? That phantom of grisly bone, — I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; O God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh nnd blood so cheap! "...
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Our Poetical Favorites: A Selection from the Best Minor Poems of the English ...

American poetry - 1881 - 520 pages
...! " But why do I talk of Death, — That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own, — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; O God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap !...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1881 - 1002 pages
...! • " But why do I talk of Death, That Phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fast I keep : 0 God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap ! "...
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Household Friends for Every Season

James Thomas Fields - English literature - 1881 - 416 pages
...! " But why do I talk of death, — That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own, — It seems so like my own Because of the fasts I keep ; O God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap !...
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