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First Line: All days gone by are one with yesterday
Last Line: Are but as foam upon a sea immense.
Subject(s): Mythology

All days gone by are one with Yesterday:
Then yesterday it was that Helen shone,
And Homer sung, and rose the Parthenon;
'Twas yesterday the Greeks were crowned with bay
And flowers, and every marble-gleaming way
Festooned for Salamis or Marathon;
'Twas yesterday the Jews in Babylon
Were slaves; the Nazarene in prison lay.
Loud thunder, yesterday, shook heaven and earth;
One sound was Lexington, one Waterloo,
And one was from the Marne; yea, all events
Mingle; and we who yesterday had birth,
And may perchance not live this bright morn through,
Are but as foam upon a sea immense.

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