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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXXV. Consolation
Epilogue to ‘Haworth Churchyard’
By Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
 
SO I sang: but the Muse,
Shaking her head, took the harp—
Stern interrupted my strain,
Angrily smote on the chords.
 
April showers        5
Rush o’er the Yorkshire moors.
Stormy, through driving mist,
Loom the blurr’d hills; the rain
Lashes the newly-made grave.
 
Unquiet souls!        10
—In the dark fermentation of earth,
In the never idle workshop of nature,
In the eternal movement,
Ye shall find yourselves again!
 
 
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