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First Line: This is a weary and a wretched life
Last Line: And we can but remember and regret.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Future Life; Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THIS is a weary and a wretched life,
With nothing to redeem it but the heart.
Affection, earth's great purifier, stirs
Our embers into flame, and that ascends.
All finer natures walk this bitter world
But for a while, then Heaven asks its own,
And we can but remember and regret.





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