1] The poem did not appear in the 1862 volume; the text given here is from The Poems and Prose Remains, 1869. The Italian title, added in 1869, may be translated: "Why do you think? Thinking makes one old."
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Original text: Arthur Hugh Clough, The Poems and Prose Remains: with a Selection from his Letters and a Memoir, ed. Blanche Smith Clough [Clough's widow] (London : Macmillan, 1869). PR/C625p VICT. The standard recent edition of Clough's poetry is The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, edited by H. F. Lowry, A. L. P. Norrington and F. L. Mulhauser (Oxford, 1951).
First publication date: July 1853
Publication date note: Published in Putnam's Magazine. AP 2 C4 ROBA
RPO poem editor: Margaret Frances (Sister St. Francis) Nims
RP edition: 3RP 3.196.
Recent editing: 4:2002/1/30
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