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POEM MAP ENDNOTES SOURCES ABOUT

Lines 185-186:

But at my back in a cold blast I hear
The rattle of the bones, and chuckle spread from ear to ear.

Context:

An allusion to Andrew Marvell's “To His Coy Mistress”. Read more about this poem in the note to line 196.