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Poem by Thomas Hardy


Epitaph


I never cared for Life: Life cared for me,
And hence I owed it some fidelity.
It now says, СCease; at length thou hast learnt to grind
Sufficient toll for an unwilling mind,
And I dismiss thee Ц not without regard
That thou didst ask no ill-advised reward,
Nor sought in me much more than thou couldst find.Т



Thomas Hardy


Thomas Hardy's other poems:
  1. The Rash Bride
  2. The Hatband
  3. The History of an Hour
  4. The Paphian Ball
  5. Childhood Among the Ferns


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Samuel Coleridge Epitaph ("Stop, Christian passer-by : Stop, child of God")
  • Percy Shelley Epitaph ("These are two friends whose lives were undivided") 1822
  • Robert Southey Epitaph ("HERE, in the fruitful vales of Somerset")
  • Walter Scott Epitaph ("AMID these aisles, where once his precepts showed")
  • Abraham Cowley Epitaph ("Underneath this marble stone")
  • Katherine Philips Epitaph ("What on Earth deserves our trust?")
  • Edna Millay Epitaph ("Heap not on this mound")
  • Elinor Wylie Epitaph ("For this she starred her eyes with salt")

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