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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
I Remember, I Remember
By Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
 
I REMEMBER, I remember
  The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
  Came peeping in at morn:
He never came a wink too soon,        5
  Nor brought too long a day;
But now I often wish the night
  Had borne my breath away!
 
I remember, I remember
  The roses red and white;        10
The violets and the lily-cups,
  Those flowers made of light;
The lilacs where the robin built,
  And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday—        15
  That tree is living yet!
 
I remember, I remember
  Where I was used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
  To swallows on the wing:        20
My spirit flew in feathers then,
  That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
  The fever on my brow!
 
I remember, I remember        25
  The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
  Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
  But now ’tis little joy        30
To know I’m farther off from heaven
  Than when I was a boy.
 
 
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