Two children in two neighbor villages Playing mad pranks along the heathy leas; Two strangers meeting at a festival; Two lovers whispering by an orchard wall: Two lives bound fast in one with golden ease; Two graves grass-green beside a gray church-tower, Wash'd with still rains and daisy-blossomed; Two children in one hamlet born and bred: So runs the round of life from hour to hour.
- by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892), "Circumstance", appears in Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, first published 1830 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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