The Funeral

That short, potential stir
That each can make, but once,
That bustle so illustrious
’T is almost consequence,
Is the éclat of death.

Oh, thou unknown renown
That not a beggar would accept,
Had he the power to spurn!

First print Time and Eternity XIII, 13
Johnson 1307 | Franklin 1363

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