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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Stanzas
By Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
 
FAREWELL, Life! my senses swim,
And the world is growing dim;
Thronging shadows cloud the light,
Like the advent of the night.
Colder, colder, colder still,        5
Upward steals a vapor chill;
Strong the earthy odor grows—
I smell the mold above the rose!
 
Welcome, Life! the spirit strives!
Strength returns and hope revives;        10
Cloudy fears and shapes forlorn
Fly like shadows at the morn.
O’er the earth there comes a bloom;
Sunny light for sullen gloom,
Warm perfume for vapor cold—        15
I smell the rose above the mold!
 
 
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