Calcutta nr. 349
So long as you think that I fear the world
And that I fear dying & giving up the ghost
Death is like truth of it there is origin
I fear having sorrow from not finding a friend
Beware lest thou think that death and its need I fear,
That the flight of the soul from the body's wede I fear.
Death, since it is certain, no fear thereof have I;
But, since I've lived ill, 't is that, indeed, I fear.
Think not a fear to leave the world have I,
Nor dying nor that thence the soul should fly ;
Since death is certain, that I do not dread,
' T is my ill living makes me fear to die.