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Thomas Hardy’s EPITAPH ON A PESSIMIST.. Can u help me plzzz?

i couldn’t understand this poem. i googled it but i didn’t find any analysis or clues 2 help me understand it..

I’m Smith of Stoke aged sixty odd

I’ve lived without a dame all my life

And wish to God

My dad had done the same.

thanx in advance…

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It basically means that he has lived without a wife all of his life and wished that his father had done the same hence he would not have been born. He is being pessimistic.

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it all about seeing the world with the glass half empty,,,, pressimist at the best,,,, he did not marry so lived a miserable life and so he wished his parents never married and he would not have been born