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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Songs from Dramas. III. Day Is Dead
 
Augusta Webster (1840–94)
 
 
DAY is dead, and let us sleep,
      Sleep a while or sleep for aye;
  ’T were the best if we unknew
  While to-morrow dawn’d and grew;
It may bring us time to weep:        5
      We were glad to-day.
Joy for a little while is won,
Joy is ending while begun;
Then the setting of the sun;
      Afterwards is long to rue.        10
 

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