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"My own idolized Native Country,
"Of all of my sorrows the saddest,
"My own Philippines, my beloved!
"Hear now my adieu, my last farewell!
"Behold all for thee I am leaving,
"My parents, my friends long beloved!
"I go where no slaves are in bondage,
"No hangman, nor cruel oppressor,
"Where faith does not justify murder,
"And God is the Ruler Eternal.
"Adieu, Oh my parents and brothers,
"As part of my soul here remaining,
"Ye friends of the years of my childhood,
"And of the dear home lost forever!
"Give thanks unto God, that already
"I rest from the day's toil and trouble.
"Farewell unto thee, gentle stranger,
"My friend and my joy thou wert ever!
"Farewell, all ye beings beloved!
"Oh weep not, for death is but resting!

Alcohol Lamp

Alcohol Lamp which concealed Rizal's Poem

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created: June 12, 1998
updated: June 12, 1998
APSIS Editor Johann Stockinger