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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

The Actor

By Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

NIGHT after night a mimic death he died,

While sympathetic thousands wept and sighed;

But when at last he came in truth to die,

No teardrop fell from any mourner’s eye.