Beauty.

I read Lord Bryon a lot. What beautiful words. Defining happiness.

They Say That Hope is Happiness

(Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas –Virgil)

Lord Byron

1
They say that Hope is happiness—
But genuine Love must prize the past;
And mem’ry wakes the thoughts that bless
They rose the first—they set the last.

2
And all that mem’ry loves the most
Was once our only hope to be:
And all that hope adored and lost
Hath melted into memory.

3
Alas! it is delusion all—
The future cheats us from afar,
Nor can we be what we recall,
Nor dare we think on what we are.

Lord Byron, 1816

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