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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Time Flies.
IX. “Man’s Life Is but a Working Day”
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
July 11

MAN’S life is but a working day
Whose tasks are set aright:
A time to work, a time to pray,
And then a quiet night.
And then, please God, a quiet night        5
Where palms are green and robes are white,
A long-drawn breath, a balm for sorrow,—
And all things lovely on the morrow.

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