While we were fearing it, it came —
But came with less of fear
Because that fearing it so long
Had almost made it fair —
There is a Fitting — a Dismay —
A Fitting — a Despair
‘Tis harder knowing it is Due
Than knowing it is Here.
The Trying on the Utmost
The Morning it is new
Is Terribler than wearing it
A whole existence through.
I think that there is a typographical error in line 9. I believe the first word of the line should be “The.”
I believe you are right Sarah, thanks for pointing it out. I have changed the word “They” to “The” in line 9, that makes much more sense.