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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915)

“A Thousand Years in Thy Sight Are but as One Day”

NEITHER joy nor sorrow move

The figure at the feet of Love;

Light of breathing life is she,

Spirit of immortality.

Lead me up thy stony stair,

O Spirit, into thy great air!

For his day of pain and tears

Is to man a thousand years.