The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0287 Monday, 14 February 2005
Date: Friday, 11 Feb 2005 17:08:31 -0800
Subject: Question: Short Poem
This is somewhat off-topic, and I'll be happy to receive any responses
off line. Thank you.
I've been trying to track down a short poem beginning "Now is death
merciful; he calls me hence/ Gently, with friendly soothing of my
fears..." The nearest reference I have found classifies it as a
Sixteenth Century Sonnet by R.S. It doesn't sound sixteenth century to
me (but what do I know!) and I've no idea who "R.S." might be. If anyone
can help me, I'd be most grateful.
The last line is "Serene and proud, as when you loved me best."
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