Child of a Day
Walter Savage Landor, Gebir, Count Julian (1831).
1Child of a day, thou knowest not
2 The tears that overflow thy urn,
3The gushing eyes that read thy lot,
4 Nor, if thou knewest, couldst return!
5And why the wish! the pure and blest
6 Watch like thy mother o'er thy sleep.
7O peaceful night! O envied rest!
8 Thou wilt not ever see her weep.
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