Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight!Make me a child again, just for to-night!
Rock me to sleep, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst,Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery,All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worstOn soul and body,—but we can not die,Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,—Lo, all things can be borne!Elizabeth Chase Allen
Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years!I am so weary of toil and of tears,—Toil without recompense, tears all in vain!Take them, and give me my childhood again!Elizabeth Chase Allen
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