Littell's Living Age/Volume 131/Issue 1690/The Years

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Why do we heap huge mounds of years,
Before us and behind,
And scorn the little days that pass
Like angels on the wind?

Each, turning round a small, sweet face
As beautiful as near,
Because it is so small a face
We will not see it clear.

And so it turns from us, and goes
Away in sad disdain;
Though we could give our lives for it,
It never comes again.

Miss Mulock.