A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on brevity, death, fear, hope, life, love, and men

From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no man lives forever, That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: The Garden of Proserpine.

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