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

William Cranston Lawton (1853–1941)


AS a shaft that is sped from a bow unseen to an unseen mark,

As a bird that gleams in the firelight, and hurries from dark to dark,

As the face of the stranger who smiled as we passed in the crowded street,—

Our life is a glimmer, a flutter, a memory, fading, yet sweet!