Stops of Various Quills/Time

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Time by William Dean Howells
illustrations by Howard Pyle

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TIME


DO you wish me, then, away? 
You should rather bid me stay:
Though I seem so dull and slow,
Think before you let me go!

Whether you entreat or spurn
I can nevermore return:
Times shall come, and times shall be,
But no other time like me.

Though I move with leaden feet,
Light itself is not so fleet;
And before you know me gone
Eternity and I are one.


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