The Unrelenting Past (1900).

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In The Evening News, 24 October 1933, the title is given as ‘The Unrelenting Path.’ It has also been referred to as ‘Thou Unrelenting Past’, which may come from a mid-1800s poemThe Past, by William Cummen Bryant: “Thou unrelenting Past! / Strong are the barriers round thy dark domain, / And fetters, sure and fast, / Hold all that enter thy unbreathing reign … In thy abysses hide / Beauty and excellence unknown; to thee / Earth’s wonder and her pride / Are gathered, as the waters to the sea.

LOCATION: NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTOWA.


 

 

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