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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
X. The Pity of It
‘Child of a day’
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
CHILD of a day, thou knowest not
  The tears that overflow thine urn,
The gushing eyes that read thy lot,
  Nor, if thou knewest, couldst return!
And why the wish! the pure and blest        5
  Watch like thy mother o’er thy sleep.
O peaceful night! O envied rest!
  Thou wilt not ever see her weep.

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