Then idle Time ran gadding by

From Wikisource
(Redirected from Now chiefly is my natal hour)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Then idle Time ran gadding by
And left me with Eternity alone;
I hear beyond the range of sound,
I see beyond the verge of sight,—

  * * *

It doth expand my privacies
To all, and leave me single in the crowd.

  * * *

Now chiefly is my natal hour,
And only now my prime of life.
I will not doubt the love untold,
Which not my worth nor want hath bought,
Which wooed me young and wooes me old,
And to this evening hath me brought.