Monday, February 25

"Happy is he who sees the causes of things"



They say that Hope is happiness
Felix qui potuit rerum congnoscere causas. (VIRGIL)
I
They say that Hope is happiness-
But genuine Love must prize the past;
And Mem'ry wakes the thoughts that bless:
They rose the first-they set the last.
2
And all that mem'ry loves the most
Was once our only hope to be:
And all that hope adored and lost
Hath melted into memory.
3
Alas! it is delusion all--
The futre cheats us from afar:
Nor can we be what we recall,
Nor dare we think on what we are.

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