George Eliot
Warwickshire, England
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Count That Day Lost

Rating: 3.4
If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
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Bev Rilett 25 October 2020
Does anyone know when George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) wrote this or where she published it? Alternatively, if she didn't publish it, how we know she wrote it? Is it among any of her correspondence archived at the British Library or the Beinecke or someplace else? I am a scholar of this author and I want to believe she wrote " Count That Day Lost" but I have not found it yet as I research her life and works. Please feel free to write me at brilett2 at unl dot edu (the U of Nebraska) .
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Tanmay 27 February 2020
What is poem about
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Adeeb Alfateh 13 June 2019
You've nothing done that you can trace That brought the sunshine to one face- such a beautiful poem; rated 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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jeff cohen 26 November 2018
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peanut 28 February 2018
wus gud boi and the child
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Patrick 23 January 2018
Your reader sounds like a computer. Get a human or one more like. I may be a poet but don't yet know it.
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estiallina 28 May 2018
It. Is. A. Computer.
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Mohamad met 04 December 2017
Fuck yeah
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Gilad Cohen 30 September 2012
Hi ive got a question: When is a day well spent according to the poet? And what makes a day ? worse than lost ? according to the poet? Thanks.
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