Prelude - Tristan And Isolde
Fate, out of the deep sea's gloom,
When a man's heart's pride grows great,
And nought seems now to foredoom
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Algernon Charles Swinburne
The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I: To Manon: Vi
When I hear others speak of this and that
In our fools' lives which might have better gone,
Complaining idly of too niggard fate
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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Fate Defied
As it
Were tissue of silver
I'll wear, O fate, thy grey,
And go mistily radiant, clad
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Adelaide Crapsey
The Ship That Never Returned
On a summer's day while the waves were rippling, with a quiet and a gentle breeze;
A ship set sail with a cargo laden for a port beyond the sea.

Did she ever return? No, she never returned, and her fate is still unlearned,
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Henry Clay Work
My Fate
my fate,
a fortune tells
- autumn wind

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Masaoka Shiki
The Saddest Fate
To touch a broken lute,
To strike a jangled string,
To strive with tones forever mute
The dear old tunes to sing--
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Anonymous Americas
The Song Of The Widow
In the beginning life was good to me;
it held me warm and gave me courage.
That this is granted all while in their youth,
how could I then have known of this.
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Rainer Maria Rilke
Superiority to Fate

Superiority to Fate
Is difficult to gain
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Emily Dickinson
Wishing -- Or Fate And I
Wise men tell me thou, O Fate,
Art invincible and great.
Well, I own thy prowess; still
Dare I flount thee, with my will.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
If God so raise the Dead, shall He pass by
The Captive and the immemorable chain?
Fud(ce)a capta!-taken but not slain-
And cursèd not to die-ah, not to die?
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Sydney Thompson Dobell
Fate slew Him, but He did not drop—

Fate slew Him, but He did not drop-
She felled-He did not fall-
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Emily Dickinson
O Tell If Any Fate You See
O Tell if any fate you see
Can more unhappy prove
Than where the nymph will cruell be
& still the swain must love
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Thomas Parnell
The Winds Of Fate
One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Life's Lesson Book
Life is a ponderous lesson-book, and Fate
The teacher. When I came to love's fair leaf
My teacher turned the page and bade me wait.
'Learn first,' she said, 'love's grief';
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Lyman King
You may think, passer-by, that Fate
Is a pit-fall outside of yourself,
Around which you may walk by the use of foresight
And wisdom.
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Edgar Lee Masters
If We Had Met
If we had met when leaves were green,
And fate to us less hard had proved,
And naught had been of what has been,
We might have loved as none have loved.
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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
The Buccaneers
Oh, not for us the easy mirth
Of men that never roam!
The crackling of the narrow hearth,
The cabined joys of home!
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Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
Songs Set To Music: 20. Set By Mr. De Fesch
Since by ill fate I'm forced away,
And snatch'd so soon from those dear arms,
Against my will I must obey,
And leave those sweet endearing charms.
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Matthew Prior
Ah, never!
Your eyes, your voice, your lips.
Those little ways of love,
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Joseph Seamon Cotter
Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 25
A man whose hands and feet had been amputated killed a millipede and a pious passer-by exclaimed: â??Praised be Allah! In spite of the thousand feet he possessed he could not escape from a man without hands and feet when his fate had overtaken him.â??

When the life-taking foe comes in the rear
Fate ties the legs of a running man.
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Saadi Shirazi

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