Landon in The Literary Gazette 1825/Poetic 5 4

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Literary Gazette, 17th December, 1825, Page 812


Last night the midnight wind,
    Along my casement past,
And a distant funeral bell
    Came tolling on the blast.

Envy mingled with my awe,
    As I hearkened to the tone;
I thought of the quiet grave,
    And wished it were mine own.

Life is a torrid day,
    Parched with the dust and sun;
And death's the calm cool night,
    When the weary day is done.

L. E. L.