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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
They Say That Hope Is Happiness
By Lord Byron (1788–1824)
 
THEY say that Hope is happiness;
  But genuine Love must prize the past,
And Memory wakes the thoughts that bless:
  They rose the first—they set the last;
 
And all that Memory loves the most        5
  Was once our only Hope to be,
And all that Hope adored and lost
  Hath melted into Memory.
 
Alas! it is delusion all;
  The future cheats us from afar,        10
Nor can we be what we recall,
  Nor dare we think on what we are.
 
 
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