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The Silver Swan

Posted by OG on November 04, 2004

In Reply to: The Silver Swan posted by Smokey Stover on November 03, 2004

: The Silver Swan who, living, had no note,
: When death approached, unlocked her silent throat.
: Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
: Thus sung her first and last,
: And sung no more:

: "Farewell all joys, O death come close mine eyes.
: More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise."

: Need I say more? SS

You might say it is an Orlando Gibbons composition.