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    “Ferry me across the water,
    Do, boatman, do.”
    “If you’ve a penny in your purse
    I’ll ferry you.”
    Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me;
    Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree:
    Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet;
    And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget.
    —Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    Hush’d in and curtain’d with a blessed dearth
    Of all that irk’d her from the hour of birth;
    With stillness that is almost Paradise.
    Darkness more clear than noonday holdeth her,
    Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    Their fruits like honey to the throat
    But poison in the blood
    —Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
    What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
    What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
    What are deep? The ocean and truth.
    —Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)