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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
A Lament
By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
 
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!        5
 
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!        10
 
 
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