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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VI. Fancy.  1904.
 
Poems of Sentiment: II. Life
Fortune
Sophocles (c. 496–406 B.C.)
 
From the Greek by Richard Garnett

’TWIXT good and ill my wavering fortune see
Swayed in capricious instability,
Most like the moon, whose ceaseless wax and wane
Cannot two nights the self-same form retain;
Viewless at first, then a dim streak revealed,        5
Then slow augmenting to an argent shield;
And when at length to fair perfection brought,
Diminishing and dwindling quite to nought.
 
 
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