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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
If This Great World of Joy and Pain
By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
IF this great world of joy and pain
  Revolve in one sure track;
If freedom, set, will rise again,
  And virtue, flown, come back:
Woe to the purblind crew who fill        5
  The heart with each day’s care;
Nor gain, from past or future, skill
  To bear, and to forbear!

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