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A Lament

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O World ! O Life ! O Time !

On whose last steps I climb,

Trembling at that where I had stood before;

When will return the glory of your prime?

No more--Oh, never more!

 

Out of the day and night

A joy has taken flight;

Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar

Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight

No more--Oh, never more !

Percy Bysshe Shelley