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Poem by William Dean Howells


OLD fraud, I know you in that gay disguise,
That air of hope, that promise of surprise:
Beneath your bravery, as you come this way,
I see the sordid presence of Today;
And I shall see there, before you are gone,
All the dull Yesterdays that I have known. 

William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells's other poems:
  1. The Song the Oriole Sings
  2. What Shall It Profit?
  3. Vision
  4. By the Sea
  5. The Bewildered Guest

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Anna Barbauld Tomorrow ("See where the falling day")
  • Walter Learned Tomorrow ("With half averted face she stood")

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