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Last Days

Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) a British writer. 
Born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to England with her family in 1798.

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Transcript from original newspaper article: -

LAST DAYS.

FROM THE LATE MRS. JAMIESON’S “COMMON-PLACE BOOK.”

Take me, my mother Earth, to thy cold breast,
And fold me there in everlasting rest.
The long day is o’er,
I am weary, I would sleep;
But deep, deep,
Never to waken more.

I have had joy and sorrow, I have proved
What life could give – have loved, have been beloved.
I am sick and heartsore,
And wear, let me sleep;
But deep, deep,
Never to waken more.

To thy dark chamber, Mother Earth, I come –
Prepare my dreamless bed in my last home –
Shut down the marble door,
And leave me – let me sleep;
But deep, deep,
Never to waken more.

Last Days