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Thomas Love Peacock - from the Sundial



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Thomas Love Peacock – from the Sundial

The changeful forms of mortal things
Decay and pass; and art and power
Oppose in vain the doom that flings
Oblivion on their closing hour.
While still, to every woodland vale,
New blooms, new fruits, the seasons bring,
For other eyes and lips to hail
With looks and sounds of welcoming;
As where some stream light eddying roves
By sunny meads and shadowy groves
Wave following wave departs for ever,
But still flows on the eternal river

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