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The Darken'd Veil
Name: The Darken'd Veil
Written By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Published Date: Unknown
Language: English
Words: 76
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The Darken'd Veil

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Oh could I raise the darken'd veil
Which hides my future life from me,
Could unborn ages slowly sail
Before my view -- and could I see
My every action painted there,
To cast one look I would not dare.
There poverty and grief might stand,
And dark Despair's corroding hand,
Would make me seek the lonely tomb
To slumber in its endless gloom.
Then let me never cast a look,
Within Fate's fix'd mysterious book.

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