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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

Paula’s Epitaph

By Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920)

GO you by with gentle tread.

This was Paula, who is dead:

Eyes dark-lustrous to the look

As a leaf-pavilioned brook,

Voice upon the ear to cling

Sweeter than the cithern-string;

Whose shy spirit, unaware

Loosed into refreshful air,

With it took for talisman,

Climbing past the starry van,

Names to which the heavens do ope—

Candor, Chastity, and Hope.