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 A.M.W. Ball once said...

Backward, flow backward, O full tide of years! I am so weary of toil and of tears, Toil without recompense--tears all in vain, Take them and give me my childhood again. I have grown weary of dust and decay, Weary of sowing for others to reap; Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.

In Time Quotes, by A.M.W. Ball , Source: Rock me to Sleep, Mother, also attributed to Elizabeth Akers Allen, see "Northern Monthly", vol. II,

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