Your death and my death are mainly of importance to ourselves. The black plumes will be stripped off our hearses within the hour; tears will dry, hurt hearts close again, our graves grow level with the church-yard, and although we are away, the world wags on. It does not miss us; and those who are near us, when the first strangeness of vacancy wears off, will not miss us much either.
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Source Notes: Source: ALEXANDER SMITH, Of Death and the Fear of Dying, Dreamthorp: A Book of Essays Written in the Country, pp. 7071 .
Alexander Smith (31 December 1830- 5 January 1867) was a Scottish poet, and labelled as one of the Spasmodic School.