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Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

Poems of Thomas Hardy

Tess's Lament

I

I would that folk forgot me quite,
   Forgot me quite!
I would that I could shrink from sight,
   And no more see the sun.
Would it were time to say farewell,
To claim my nook, to need my knell,
Time for them all to stand and tell

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