Letitia Elizabeth Landon Quote
In sooth, this earth is a lovely place;
Pass not in darkness over her face;
Yet call back thy words of doom—
They are too gay and too fair for the tomb.
And have seen—alas! 'tis but outward show—
The sunshine of yon green earth below:
Glad of rest must the wretched and way-worn be—
Angel of Death, they are ready for thee!
The Spirit and the Angel of Death from Friendship's Offering, 1827 - The Vow of the Peacock (1835)