Purported to be "one of the most remarkable" ancient Egyptian works, this translated poem was included in Religion and the Future Life edited by E. Hershey Sneath. The title is taken from that work, which says the Egyptian document was untitled.
135420The Dialogue of a Misanthrope with His Own Soulnot mentioned1910
Death is before me to-day
(Like) the recovery of a sick man,
Like going forth into a garden after sickness.
Death is before me to-day,
As a man longs to see his house
When he has spent years in captivity.