How does the song of the thrush relate to Hardy’s depression?

How does the song of the thrush relate to Hardy’s depression?

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    The song acts a source of hope and happiness contrasting the inner emotions of despair of the poet. The poet is saddened at the dying century and has renounced all hope. The song presents the idea that Hope can be found even in the most desolate times. The poet realizes that he must go in search of the blessed hope which the aged thrush is aware of.

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