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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
 
A Lament
By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
 
        O WORLD! O life! O time!
        On whose last steps I climb,
Trembling at that where I had stood before,—
When will return the glory of your prime?
        No more—oh never more!        5
 
        Out of the day and night
        A joy has taken flight;
      Fresh Spring, and Summer, and Winter hoar,
Move my faint heart with grief,—but with delight
        No more—oh never more!
(1821.)    
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