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George Eliot

George Eliot/Mary Ann Evans(Photo credit: Wikipedia)


At Set Of Sun

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
   And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard –
   One glance most kind,
That fell like sunshine where it went –
Then you may count that day well spent. 

But, if, through all the livelong day,
You’ve cheered no heart, by yea or nay –
   If, through it all
You’ve nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face
   No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost –
Then count that day as worse than lost.

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