Today in Literature reminds us that on this date in 1825 Coleridge wrote "Work Without Hope." It is an odd sonnet, the sestet coming before the octave.
WORK WITHOUT HOPE draws nectar in a sieve,
And HOPE without an object cannot live.
Coleridge was 51 when he wrote it.
Today in Literature also notes that on this date in 1931 F. Scott Fiztgerald's "Babylon Revisited" was published in the Saturday Evening Post.