A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on mask

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The play is done-the curtain drops,
Slow falling to he prompter's bell;
A moment yet he actor stops,
And looks around, to say farewell.
It is an irksome word and task;
And when he's laughed and said his say,
He shows, as he removes the mask,
A face that's anything but gay.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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