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If but some vengeful god would call to me / From up the sky, and laugh: “Thou suffering thing, / Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy, / That thy love’s loss is my hate’s profiting!”
—“Hap
Thomas
Hardy
Wessex Poems & Other Verses
 
Thomas Hardy
 
Hardy’s verse is spare, unadorned, and unromantic, and its pervasive theme is man’s futile struggle against cosmic forces. Like many of his novels, these 51 poems are set against the bleak and forbidding Dorset landscape, whose physical harshness echoes that of an indifferent, if not malevolent, universe.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record    Preface
NEW YORK: HARPER, 1898
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
 
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Index of Titles
 
Index of First Lines


 
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