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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
484. The Light of Other Days
 
Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
 
 
OFT in the stilly night
  Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Fond Memory brings the light
  Of other days around me:
    The smiles, the tears        5
    Of boyhood’s years,
  The words of love then spoken;
    The eyes that shone,
    Now dimm’d and gone,
  The cheerful hearts now broken!        10
Thus in the stilly night
  Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Sad Memory brings the light
  Of other days around me.
 
When I remember all        15
  The friends so link’d together
I’ve seen around me fall
  Like leaves in wintry weather,
    I feel like one
    Who treads alone        20
  Some banquet-hall deserted,
    Whose lights are fled
    Whose garlands dead,
  And all but he departed!
Thus in the stilly night        25
  Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Sad Memory brings the light
  Of other days around me.
 

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