• Life! we've been long together
    Through pleasant and through cloudy weather;
    Tis hard to part when friends are dear,-
    Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear.
    Then steal away, give little warning.
    Choose thine own time,
    Say not "Good-night," but in some brighter clime,
    Bid me "Good-morning."

    Anna Letitia Barbauld (2001). “Anna Letitia Barbauld: Selected Poetry and Prose”, p.175, Broadview Press