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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
T. Moore
 
CCXXV. The Light of Other Days
 
OFT in the stilly night 
  Ere slumber's chain has bound me, 
Fond Memory brings the light 
  Of other days around me: 
    The smiles, the tears         5
    Of boyhood's years, 
  The words of love then spoken; 
    The eyes that shone, 
    Now dimm'd and gone, 
  The cheerful hearts now broken!  10
Thus in the stilly night 
  Ere slumber's chain has bound me, 
Sad Memory brings the light 
  Of other days around me. 
  
When I remember all  15
  The friends so link'd together 
I've seen around me fall 
  Like leaves in wintry weather, 
    I feel like one 
    Who treads alone  20
  Some banquet-hall deserted, 
    Whose lights are fled 
    Whose garlands dead, 
  And all but he departed! 
Thus in the stilly night  25
  Ere slumber's chain has bound me, 
Sad Memory brings the light 
  Of other days around me. 
 
 
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