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Tabb Centenary Year XXIII

A quatrain by Rev. John B. Tabb.

Death

So sweet to tired mortality the night
   Of life’s laborious day,
That God himself, o’erwearied of the light,
   Within its shadow lay.

November 1894 (p. 363, Quatrains: Miscellaneous)

[Today is Holy Saturday, on which day Christians remember when the Lord Jesus lay in the power of death between His Crucifixion and Resurrection.]


The references (page number and section) are to The Poetry of Father Tabb, ed. Francis A. Litz, Ph.D. (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1928). All of Tabb's poems published here in the Father Tabb Centenary Year were originally published before 1923.

Biblical references link to the New Advent Bible comprising Bishop Challoner's edition of the Douay-Rheims Bible (English) and the Sixto-Clementine edition of the Vulgate (Latin), since they are the versions which Father Tabb would have used as a Catholic.

The year 2009 is the centenary of the death of Rev. John Banister Tabb, November 19, 1909.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sat. 04/11/09 10:08:43 AM
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