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Poem by Matthew Arnold


Too Late


Each on his own strict line we move,
And some find death ere they find love;
So far apart their lives are thrown
From the twin soul which halves their own.

And sometimes, by harder fate,
The lovers meet, but meet too late.
- Thy heart is mine! - True, true! ah, true!
- Then, love, thy hand! - Ah no! adieu! 



Matthew Arnold


Matthew Arnold's other poems:
  1. The Good Shepherd with the Kid
  2. The Strayed Reveller
  3. Saint Brandan
  4. Mycerinus
  5. Worldly Place


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Alfred Austin Too Late ("Had you but shown me living what you show")
  • Dinah Craik Too Late ("Could ye come back to me, Douglas, Douglas")

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