Article Text

PDF
The Death-Bed

Statistics from Altmetric.com

By Thomas Hood (1799–1845) with comment by John Birtwhistle

We watch'd her breathing thro’ the night,

Her breathing soft and low,

As in her breast the wave of life

Kept heaving to and fro !

So silently we seem'd to speak––

So slowly moved about !

As we had lent her half our powers

To eke her living out !

Our very hopes belied our fears

Our fears our hopes belied––

We thought her dying when she slept,

And sleeping …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.