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First Line: We are all of us dreamers of dreams
Last Line: When the last of his dreams is dead.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


We are all of us dreamers of dreams,
On visions our childhood is fed;
And the heart of the child is unhaunted, it seems,
By the ghosts of dreams that are dead.

From childhood to youth's but a span,
And the years of our life are soon sped;
But the youth is no longer a youth, but a man,
When the first of his dreams is dead.

'Tis as a cup of wormwood and gall,
When the doom of a great dream is said;
And the best of a man is under the pall,
When the best of his dreams is dead.

He may live on by compact and plan,
When the fine bloom of living is shed;
But God pity the little that's left of a man
When the last of his dreams is dead.

Let him show a brave face if he can,
Let him woo fame or fortune instead;
Yet there's not much to do but to bury a man,
When the last of his dreams is dead.





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