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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Edward Coate Pinkney. 1802–1828
 
36. A Parting
 
ALAS! our pleasant moments fly 
  On rapid wings away, 
While those recorded with a sigh, 
  Mock us by long delay. 
  
Time—envious time—loves not to be         5
  In company with mirth, 
But makes malignant pause to see 
  The work of pain on earth. 
 
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