The Well–Beloved, by Thomas Hardy

Part Third — a young man of Sixty

‘In me thou seest the glowing of such fire,

That on the ashes of his youth doth lie

As the death-bed whereon it must expire,

Consumed with that which it was nourished by.’

— W. SHAKESPEARE.

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