A Lament

Original Text: 
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Posthumous Poems, ed. Mary Shelley (1824). Cf. Posthumous Poems of Shelley. Mary Shelley's Fair Copy Book, Bodleian MS. Shelley Adds. d. 9, Collated with the Holographs and the Printed Texts, ed. Irving Massey (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1969).
1  O world! O life! O time!
2On whose last steps I climb,
3    Trembling at that where I had stood before;
4When will return the glory of your prime?
5      No more--Oh, never more!
6  Out of the day and night
7A joy has taken flight;
8    Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar,
9Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight
10      No more--Oh, never more!
Publication Start Year: 
1824
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.278.
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