brown and black wooden chairs inside room

After William

As each shall take their leave

another follows in their stead

with scarce a beat between

each exit and each entrance

controlled by one more powerful

than all the players ever stood upon this stage

or yet to walk its hallowed boards

and yet the deeds of men

shall be noted down

that those yet to be

shall know the triumphs and disasters of the age

and reflect upon the whole

that lives long spent will not wasted be.

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