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Poem by William Watson

The Flight of Youth

Youth! ere thou be flown away.
Surely one last boon to-day
    Thou'lt bestow
One last light of rapture give,
Rich and lordly fugitive!
    Ere thou go.

What, thou canst not? What, all spent?
All thy spells of ravishment
    Pow'rless now?
Gone thy magic out of date?
Gone, all gone that made thee great?
    Follow thou!

William Watson

William Watson's other poems:
  1. A Child's Hair
  2. On Exaggerated Deference to Foreign Literary Opinion
  3. On Landor's Hellenics
  4. Mensis Lacrimarum
  5. Sketch of a Political Character

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Hartley Coleridge The Flight Of Youth ("YOUTH, thou art fled, - but where are all the charms")

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