I think a wedding-day Looks best, as mountains do, some miles away, Or squalid fishing-smacks far out to sea, Seen lily-sailed in sunshine and blue haze, Where the delicious lights are all men chase, And no man ever reaches.
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Source Notes: "A Marriage Prospect (From an Unfinished Drama)." The speaker savors the six weeks before his wedding. After the marriage he anticipates only the misery attendant upon having to "consecrate" his days "In sober, sombre truth, for good and ill, / To the one worship of a withering face."
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