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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Time, Real and Imaginary
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
 
ON the wide level of a mountain’s head
  (I knew not where, but ’twas some faery place),
Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails outspread,
  Two lovely children run an endless race,
        A sister and a brother!        5
        This far outstript the other;
Yet ever runs she with reverted face,
And looks and listens for the boy behind:
        For he, alas! is blind!
O’er rough and smooth with even step he passed,        10
And knows not whether he be first or last.
 
 
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