T was something like the burst from death to life; From the grave's cerements
to the robes of heaven; From sin's dominion, and from passion's strife, To the pure freedom of a soul forgiven; Where all the bonds of death and hell are riven, And mortal puts on immortality, When Mercy's hand hath turned the golden key, And Mercy's voice hath said, Rejoice, thy soul is free.
The ghost of Athelstane himself would burst his bloody cerements
and stand before us to forbid such dishonour to his memory.
The coffin was forced, the cerements
torn, and the melancholy relics, clad in sackcloth, after being rattled for hours on moonless byways, were at length exposed to uttermost indignities before a class of gaping boys.
The figure stopped, and at the moment a ray of moonlight fell upon the masses of driving clouds, and showed in startling prominence a dark-haired woman, dressed in the cerements
of the grave.
when thy tired limbs were fain to keep The purple cerements
of sleep, Thy dim beloved form Passed from the sunshine warm, From the corrupting earth, that sought to hold Its beauty, to the essence of pure gold.
Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements
and corpse-like mask, which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.
It is the only active cerement
plant in Afghanistan and the lease for the enterprise was granted to the AIC for 49 years seven years back.
He said that residents of the district had been kept deprived of the royalty of Qaboolkhel project and the due share in the profit/bonus of Lucky Cerement