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Thomas Love Peacock, 1785-1866
Castles in the Air
by Thomas Love Peacock

My thoughts by night are often filled
  With visions false as fair:
For in the past alone I build
  My castles in the air.

I dwell not now on what may be:
  Night shadows o’er the scene:
But still my fancy wanders free
  Through that which might have been.

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