Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quote of the Day (Thomas Hood, on a ‘New Trial of Time’

“And ye, who have met with Adversity’s blast,
    And been bow’d to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass’d,
    Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury,—
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
    The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
    Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen!”—British poet Thomas Hood (1799-1845), “Anacreontic For the New Year

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