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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Yesterday and To-morrow
By John Boyle O’Reilly (1844–1890)
 
JOYS have three stages, Hoping, Having, and Had;
The hands of Hope are empty, and the heart of Having is sad:
For the joy we take, in the taking dies; and the joy we Had is its ghost.
Now which is the better—the joy unknown, or the joy we have clasped and lost?
 
 
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