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Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love

George Eliot 1819 (Nuneaton, Warwickshire) – 1880 (Chelsea, London)

"La noche buena se viene,
La noche buena se va,
Y nosotros nos iremos
Y no volveremos mas."
  -- Old Villancico.

  Sweet evenings come and go, love,
  They came and went of yore:
  This evening of our life, love,
  Shall go and come no more.

  When we have passed away, love,
  All things will keep their name;
  But yet no life on earth, love,
  With ours will be the same.

  The daisies will be there, love,
  The stars in heaven will shine:
  I shall not feel thy wish, love,
  Nor thou my hand in thine.

  A better time will come, love,
  And better souls be born:
  I would not be the best, love,
  To leave thee now forlorn.

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George Eliot

Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. more…

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