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Poem by Oliver Goldsmith


To the last moment of his breath 
	On Hope the wretch relies, 
And even the pang preceding death 
	Bids Expectation rise.

Hope like the gleaming tapers light
	Adorns and cheers our way, 
And still as darker grows the night
	Emits a brighter ray.

Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith's other poems:
  1. Answer to an Invitation to Pass the Christmas at Barton
  2. On Seeing a Lady Perform a Certain Character
  3. Song, from the Comedy of She Stoops to Conquer
  4. From the Latin of Vida
  5. The Double Transformation

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Joseph Addison Hope ("Our lives, discoloured with our present woes")
  • Emily Brontë Hope ("Hope was but a timid friend")
  • George Herbert Hope ("I gave to Hope a watch of mine: but he")
  • Charlotte Smith Hope ("Parody on Lord Strangford's")
  • Joseph Drake Hope ("See through yon cloud that rolls in wrath")

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