Cordula's Web. Political Sisyphus. Punch Magazine, Volume 6., Jan-Jun 1844.
Political Sisyphus. The face on the stone is Daniel O'Connell and Sisyphus is Robert Peel.
Referring to the burden that Ireland was to Britain at the time. Punch Magazine, Vol 6, 1844. Gallery 15

Something Left Undone

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Labor with what zeal we will,
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the rising of the sun.

By the bedside, on the stair,
At the threshold, near the gates,
With its menace or its prayer,
Like a mendicant it waits;

Waits, and will not go away;
Waits, and will not be gainsaid;
By the cares of yesterday
Each to-day is heavier made;

Till at length the burden seems
Greater than our strength can bear,
Heavy as the weight of dreams,
Pressing on us everywhere.

And we stand from day to day,
Like the dwarfs of times gone by,
Who, as Northern legends say,
On their shoulders held the sky.

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