Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ONE THING, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON



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First Line: The man who seeks one thing in life, and but one
Last Line: A harvest of barren regrets.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Ambition; Life


The man who seeks one thing in life, and but one,
May hope to achieve it before life is done;
But he who seeks all things wherever he goes,
Only reaps from the hopes which around him he sows
A harvest of barren regrets.





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