Exsanguinous Poetry Excerpts
But his heart beat quick, and his breath came thick,Henry Thomas Liddell, "The Vampire Bride" (1883)
And a nameless dread crept o'er him;
Yet he turn'd with delight to his lady bright,
Reclin'd in her beauty before him.
He turned unto his lady true,
And he felt her flutt'ring breath;
When an icy chill through his veins did thrill,
And he shrunk from the grasp of death.