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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Time Flies.
XII. “Sorrow hath a double voice”
By Christina G. Rossetti (1830–1894)
September 25

SORROW hath a double voice,
  Sharp to-day but sweet to-morrow:
Wait in patience, hope, rejoice,
  Tried friends of sorrow.
Pleasure hath a double taste,        5
  Sweet to-day, but sharp to-morrow:
Friends of pleasure, rise in haste,
  Make friends with sorrow.
Pleasure set aside to-day
  Comes again to rule to-morrow:        10
Welcomed sorrow will not stay,
  Farewell to sorrow!

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