You are the fools, not I for I did dwell With a deep thought, and with a softened eye, On that Old Sexton's natural homily, In which there was Obscurity and Fame , The Glory and the Nothing of a Name .
Alas, poor Tom! how oft, with merry heart, Have we beheld thee play the Sexton's part; Each comic heart must now be grieved to see The Sexton's dreary part performed on thee.Robert Fergusson
I gazed upon the glorious sky And the green mountains round, And thought that when I came to lie At rest within the ground, 'Twere pleasant that in flowery June When brooks send up a cheerful tune, And groves a joyous sound, The Sexton's hand, my grave to make, The rich, green mountain turf should break.william cullen bryant
Create and save customized flash cards. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!