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The Complete Poetical Works . Naden, Constance, 1858–1889.
page: 142


  • NIGHT works like Time: hushed is the busy street;
  • Grey are the walls, whose yet untarnished red
  • Glared in the sun; for shadows overspread
  • All hues of earth, that wearied eyes may meet
  • The restful heavens; that mortal hearts may greet
  • Eternal truth: while darksome paths I tread,
  • The light of other worlds is round me shed,
  • The glow of distant æons guides my feet.
  • The silent stars my ecstasy control;
  • No daring hopes, no awe‐struck fears intrude
  • Upon the calm rejoicing of the soul:
  • From sun to sun, from age to age I climb,
  • Until for Space I see Infinitude,
  • And feel Eternity, where was but Time.