A Century of Roundels

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Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne

I.

Goodnight and goodbye to the life whose signs denote us
As mourners clothed with regret for the life gone by;
To the waters of gloom whence winds of the dayspring float us
Goodnight and goodbye.

A time is for mourning, a season for grief to sigh;
But were we not fools and blind, by day to devote us
As thralls to the darkness, unseen of the sundawn’s eye?

We have drunken of Lethe at length, we have eaten of lotus;
What hurts it us here that sorrows are born and die?
We have said to the dream that caressed and the dread that smote us
Goodnight and goodbye.

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Chicago: Algernon Charles Swinburne, "I.," A Century of Roundels, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in A Century of Roundels (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIHBY3GW3IEPGM2.

MLA: Swinburne, Algernon Charles. "I." A Century of Roundels, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in A Century of Roundels, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIHBY3GW3IEPGM2.

Harvard: Swinburne, AC, 'I.' in A Century of Roundels, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, A Century of Roundels, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIHBY3GW3IEPGM2.