aftering poems i fall asleep full text

I fall asleep in the full and certain hope
that my slumber shall not be broken;
and that, though I be all-forgetting,
yet I shall not be all-forgotten,
but continue that life
in the thoughts and deeds
of those I have loved.

Samuel Butler

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‘I Fall Asleep in the Full and Certain Hope’ is taken from chapter 10 of “Erewhon Revisited,” by Samuel Butler, and was written by Butler as the epitaph of a female Erwhonian who died around 1550.