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GOOD-BYE

I GOOD-BYE, proud world! I’m going home:Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine.Long through thy weary crowds I roam;A river-ark on the ocean brine,Long I’ve been tossed like the driven foam;But now, proud world! I’m going home. Good-bye to Flattery’s fawning face;To Grandeur with his wise grimace;To upstart Wealth’s averted eye;To supple Office,…

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Poems I

IPOEMSGOOD-BYE GOOD-BYE, proud world! I’m going home:Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine.Long through thy weary crowds I roam;A river-ark on the ocean brine,Long I’ve been tossed like the driven foam;But now, proud world! I’m going home. Good-bye to Flattery’s fawning face;To Grandeur with his wise grimace;To upstart Wealth’s averted eye;To supple Office,…

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Poems II May-Day and Other Pieces

IIMAY-DAY AND OTHER PIECES MAY-DAYDAUGHTER of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring,With sudden passion languishing,Teaching barren moors to smile,Painting pictures mile on mile,Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths,Whence a smokeless incense breathes. The air is full of whistlings bland;What was that I heardOut of the hazy land?Harp of the wind, or song of bird, Or vagrant booming…

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Poems

I POEMS GOOD-BYE GOOD-BYE, proud world! I’m going home: Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine. Long through thy weary crowds I roam; A river-ark on the ocean brine, Long I’ve been tossed like the driven foam; But now, proud world! I’m going home. Good-bye to Flattery’s fawning face; To Grandeur with his…