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To ---- VIII (Botta)

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        Thou dost not dwell in this dark world of ours,
            Where sorrow, want, and crime, and misery reign;
        Where famine stalks; where war's dread tempest lowers;
            Where stands the scaffold, and where clanks the chain.
 
        But far upon the future's unreached shore,
            The promised land to be our heritage;
        There thou, in trancéd visions, dost restore
            The vanished glories of the Golden Age.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.