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(Such now, methought, it was), the river of Life,
Loud thundering, bore us by; swift, swift it foamed,
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Matthew Arnold (1822–1888), British poet, critic. A Dream (l. 30–34). . .
Seven Centuries of Poetry; Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. A. N. Jeffares, ed. (1955) Longmans, Green & Company.
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