Life plucks thee back as by the golden hair—
Life, who had feigned to let thee go but now.
Wealthy is Death already and can spare
Ev’n such a prey as thou.
Watson, William. “Epigram” The Yellow Book, vol. 2, July 1894, p. 289. Yellow Book Digital Edition, edited by Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2010-2014. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019. https://1890s.ca/YBV2_watson_epigram/