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        THE Earth is a perishing patch of dust
            In the ruinous drift of Things;
        Yet the sensate motes on its crumbling crust
            Are vain of their Summers and Springs.

        And man in his moment of vanishing years —
            That is gone while a flash goes by—
        Finds an epic of long-drawn hopes and fears,
            And is weary or ever he die!

                                                            WILLIAM MACDONALD.

MLA citation:

Macdonald, William. “Maya.” The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal, vol. 2, Autumn 1895, p. 151. Evergreen Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2016-2018. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019.