„Silent — the best are silent now.“

Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse (1855)
Contesto: But — if you cannot give us ease —
Last of the race of them who grieve
Here leave us to die out with these
Last of the people who believe!
Silent, while years engrave the brow;
Silent — the best are silent now. Achilles ponders in his tent,
The kings of modern thought are dumb,
Silent they are though not content,
And wait to see the future come.
They have the grief men had of yore,
But they contend and cry no more.

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poeta e critico letterario britannico 1822 - 1888

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