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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Epitaph on an Infant & Westphalian song



Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems

Epitaph on an Infant

Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care;
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed
And bade it blossom there

Westphalian song

When thou to my true love comest
Greet her from me kindly
When she asks thee how I fare
Say, folks in heaven fare finely

When she asks 'What, is he sick?'
Say – dead! - and when for sorrow
She begins to sob and cry,
Say.  I come tomorrow.

The source of the experience

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

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