Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Love, Hope and Patience
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The following is a poem.
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From Love Hope and Patience in EducationO part them never! If Hope prostrate lie
Love too will sink and die
But Love is subtle, and doth proof derive
From her own life that Hope is yet alive;
And bending o'er, with soul transfusing eyes
And the soft murmurs of the mother dove
Woos back the fleeting spirit and half supplies;
Thus Love repays to Hope what Hope first gave to Love.
Yet haply there will come a weary day
When overtasked at length
Both Love and Hope beneath the load give way
Then with a statue's smile, a statue's strength,
Stands mute sister, Patience, nothing loth
And both supporting does the work of both.
The source of the experienceColeridge, Samuel Taylor
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems