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    II.   Table of Contents     IV.

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Infelicia

- INFELICIA.
- SALE OF SOULS.
- III.

III.


The hollow echoes that the iron-shod feet of the years
throw back on the sea of change still vibrate through
the grave-yard of prayers and tears--
Prayers that fell unanswered,
Tears that followed hopelessly.
But pale Memory comes back through woe and shame
and strife, bearing on her dark wings their buried
voices;
Like frail helpless barks, they wail through the black sea
of the crowded city,
Mournfully, mournfully.

    II.   Table of Contents     IV.