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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vol. XIII: Italian—Spanish
 
To-morrow
By Lope de Vega (1562–1635)
 
I DREAM of a to-morrow, which to-morrow
  Will be as distant then as ’tis to-day;
For Phœbus, who oft teases man with sorrow,
  Will never turn his car to light my way.
  So that I’m certain now that morning’s ray        5
Will never dawn; and, Phyllis, thou mayst borrow
Some other phrase from language for to-morrow,
  And to-morrow, and to-morrow—but betray.
I called upon Dan Cupid (when I find
  Sweet company I never walk alone),        10
And said, “Come with me, an you are inclined;
  Let’s seek this maiden morrow, for I groan
Impatient.” Then I curse my eyes—they’re blind.
  Oh, no, I will not curse them—they’re my own.
 
 
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