"LAUS MORTIS" [Poem]. 14 lines on half sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "Mar. 15, 1919" in different typewriter at top left corner, signed by Smith (black ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom right. A Petrarchan sonnet that, as its title indicates, praises death in lush decadent-romantic terms. Appeared in EBONY AND CRYSTAL and SELECTED POEMS. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 63. Old fold crease, tiny chip from lower left corner, a near fine copy. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#137373).