Quotation by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This far outstripped the other;
Yet ever runs she with reverted face,
And looks and listens for the boy behind:
For he, alas! is blind!
O'er rough and smooth with even step he passed,
And knows not whether he be first or last.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), British poet. Time, Real and Imaginary (l. 6–11). . .

Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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