Stops of Various Quills/To-morrow

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To-morrow by William Dean Howells
illustrations by Howard Pyle

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TO-MORROW


OLD fraud, I know you in that gay disguise, 
That air of hope, that promise of surprise:
Beneath your bravery, as you come this way,
I see the sordid presence of To-day;
And I shall see there, long ere you are gone,
All the dull Yesterdays that I have known.





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