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    Horace Smith
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. Tho shall we sporten in delight, And learn with Lettice to waxe light, That scornefully looks askaunce :— Tho will we little Love awake, That now sleepeth in Lethe lake, And pray him leaden our dance. The Shepheard's Calender. The funeral had taken place, " poor Maester Richard," as the villagers called him, had been attended to the grave by the greater part of the squire's household, accompanied by nearly the whole population of Weston, and the window-shutters of Orchard Place, which had for several days remained partly closed, were again thrown open, to the great joy of its master, who entertaining a mortal antipahty to gloomand melancholy, avowed an undisguised abhorrence of dark rooms and long faces. That the living should make themselves wretched because some sick sufferer had been taken out of his misery, he considered to be at all times a glaring inconsistency: it was not therefore without impatience that he had consented to those " shows of sorrow" which are customary upon such occasions. While the house had continued partly closed up, and when he was told that propriety and decorum required him to remain within-doors until after the funeral, he had been sadly at a loss to dispose of his time, especially as the fields and the fresh air were almost as necessary to his enjoyments as to those of a bird. More than once, while the servants, who are generally most ceremonious actors of woe upon such occasions, were whispering together, or stealing about upon tiptoe with lugubriorfs looks, they were startled by hearing the master of the mansion cracking his hunting-whip, hallooing to his dogs, whistling a merry tune, or singing a snatch of some olddrinking-song. Upon one of these occasional lapses into his habitual mood of cheerfulness, his watchful s...  
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