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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Up-Hill
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
From ‘Poems’

DOES the road wind up-hill all the way?—
      Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?—
      From morn to night, my friend.
 
But is there for the night a resting-place?—        5
  A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?—
      You cannot miss that inn.
 
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?—
      Those who have gone before.        10
Then must I knock, or call, when just in sight?—
  They will not keep you standing at that door.
 
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?—
      Of labor you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?—        15
      Yea, beds for all who come.
 
 
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