IV. Time and Eternity
XL. Three weeks passed since I had seen her
 

THREE weeks passed since I had seen her, --
        Some disease had vexed;
'T was with text and village singing
        I beheld her next,

And a company -- our pleasure
        To discourse alone;
Gracious now to me as any,
        Gracious unto none.

Borne, without dissent of either,
        To the parish night;
Of the separated people
        Which are out of sight?