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SONNET ON MOOR PARK - WRITTEN AT LEE PRIORY, AUGUST 10, 1826, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praise of the wise and good! It is a meed
Last Line: And hope, e'en till the lamp of life goes out.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


PRAISE of the wise and good! -- it is a meed
For which I would lone years of toil endure;
Which many a peril, many a grief would cure!
As onward I with weary feet proceed,
My swelling heart continues still to bleed;
The glittering prize holds out its distant lure,
But seems, as nearer I approach, less sure,
And never to my prayer to be decreed! --
With anxious ear I listen to the voice
That shall pronounce the precious boon I ask;
But yet it comes not, -- or it comes in doubt --
Slave to the passion of my earliest choice,
From youth to age I ply my daily task,
And hope, e'en till the lamp of life goes out.





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