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The Barghest's Monody

Therewithal, profluent life ettles it's while. Thitherward, from Death's bleak campanile Grim antiphonals serenade. A capriccio, the slashing swipe of the reaper's scythe will serenade. Stringent Death forthwith anoints the mithridate to Life's cantankerous and rankling ado Hither now come, anon recondite Azrael, neither protend nor annex this throttled contretemps. The antiphonal of the reaper's cavalier scythe Shall now serenade. Awhirl, like kerfs demarcated Years, bollixed, muzzy and brattled shall holus-bolus expire. No retaliation to death's gloomy surcease No ingenious riposte to the reaper's final cleave. Bootless now to don the amulets, squeeze the jujus, Kiss the talismans, clutch the periapts or Attire in steely cataphract. The serenading of the reaper's scythe, it's efficacy shall blithely cleave. Bedim mine eyes from life's assailing Bedim mine eyes from life's poltroonery Vocabulary: barghest-a goblin fabled to portend misfortune; monody-funeral song; antiphonal-chant; protend-to protract in time/lengthen; riposte-n. in fencing, a quick return/thrust; brattle-v.-to make rattling or clattering noises; cavalier-supercillious/disdainful/haughty; muzzy-hazy; attaint-v. to condemn; rankle-to give pain/nettle/gnaw; contretemps-untoward accident/hitch; choke/suffocate/strangle/stiffle; bollix-v.-to bungle or botch; holus-bolus-adv.-all at once/altoghter; mithridate-antidote against poison; cataphract-suit of armor for the whole body; poltroonery-n. cowardice; a capriccio-musical piece characterized by improvisation; ettle-to intend/to prepare; campanile-free standing bell tower; kerf-a groove or notch Azrael-the angel that helps souls from living to enter the afterlife; recondite-not easily understood/abstruce; periapt-a charm worn to ward of evil; juju-object believed to contain magical powers; contretemps-disruptive unforeseen event; protend-to hold out or stretch forth

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