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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Hurts of Time
By Lord Byron (1788–1824)
 
OUT upon Time, who will leave no more
Of the things to come than the things before;
  Out upon Time, who forever will leave
But enough of the past for the future to grieve,
Relics of things that have passed away,        5
Fragments of stone reared by creatures of clay.
For who the fool that doth not know
How bloom and beauty come and go,
And how disease, and pain, and sorrow,
May chance to-day, may chance to-morrow,        10
Unto the merriest of us all?
 
 
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