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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XXII. Irrevocable
A Lament
By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
O WORLD! O life! O time!
On whose last steps I climb,
  Trembling at that where I had stood before;
When will return the glory of your prime?
  No more—Oh, never more!        5
Out of the day and night
A joy has taken flight;
  Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar,
Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight
  No more—Oh, never more!        10

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