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The Dying of Père Pierre


". . . with two other priests; the same night he died,
and was buried by the shores of the lake that bears his name."

Chronicle.

"Nay, grieve not that ye can no honour give
 To these poor bones that presently must be
But carrion; since I have sought to live
 Upon God's earth, as He hath guided me,
I shall not lack!  Where would ye have me lie?
 High heaven is higher than cathedral nave:
Do men paint chancels fairer than the sky?"
 Beside the darkened lake they made his grave,
Below the altar of the hills; and night
 Swung incense clouds of mist in creeping lines