Thanatopsis

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Thanatopsis
by William Cullen Bryant

Thanatopsis, written by William Cullen Bryant at the age of 17 in 1811, and first published in 1817 by the North American Review, is considered to be a masterpiece of American poetry. The title is from the Greek thanatos ("death") and the suffix -opsis (literally, "sight"); it has often been translated as "Meditation upon Death."Excerpted from Thanatopsis on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.