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    I.   Table of Contents     III.

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Infelicia

- INFELICIA.
- SALE OF SOULS.
- II.

II.


Souls for sale! souls for sale!
Souls for gold! who'll buy?
In the pent-up city, through the wild rush and beat of
human hearts, I hear this unceasing, haunting cry:
Souls for sale! souls for sale!
Through mist and gloom,
Through hate and love,
Through peace and strife,
Through wrong and right,
Through life and death,
The hoarse voice of the world echoes up the cold gray
sullen river of life.
On, on, on!
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No silence until it shall have reached the solemn sea of
God's for ever;
No rest, no sleep;
Waking through the thick gloom of midnight, to hear the
damning cry as it mingles and clashes with the rough
clang of gold.
Poor Heart, poor Heart,
Alas! I know thy fears.

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