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Geology, Time, Degeneration, Ageing, Gender
The poet reflects that, while nature abandons each passing old year in favour of the coming new, she herself is ageing: 'Quench'd volcanoes, rifted mountains, / Oceans driven from the land, / Isles submerged, and dried up fountains, / Empires whelmed in sand, / What though her doom be yet untold— / Nature like time is waxing old!'
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