I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke, and found that life was Duty.1 Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly; And thou shalt find thy dream to be A truth and noonday light to thee.
Life a Duty.
Note 1. William Maccall (c. 1830): Straight is the line of Duty, Curved is the line of Beauty, Follow the straight line, thou hall see The curved line ever follow thee. [back]