Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EXPECTATION, by THOMAS STANLEY

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First Line: Chide, chide no more away
Last Line: Will crown thy hope or fix thy fear.
Variant Title(s): Destiny
Subject(s): Patience

CHIDE, chide no more away
The fleeting daughters of the day,
Nor with impatient thoughts outrun
The lazy sun,
Or think the hours do move too slow;
Delay is kind,
And we too soon shall find
That which we seek, yet fear to know.
The mystic dark decrees
Unfold not of the Destinies,
Nor boldly seek to antedate
The laws of Fate;
Thy anxious search awhile forbear,
Suppress thy haste,
And know that Time at last
Will crown thy hope or fix thy fear.

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