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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Persistence
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
MY hopes retire; my wishes as before
Struggle to find their resting-place in vain:
The ebbing sea thus beats against the shore;
The shore repels it; it returns again.
 
 
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