In the poem "The Last Ride Together," why does the lover say, "The petty done, the undone vast"?

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I thought,--All labour, yet no less                            50Bear up beneath their unsuccessLook at the end of work, contrastThe petty done, the undone vast,This present of theirs with the hopeful past!        I hoped she would love me; here we ride. (www.online-literature.com)

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I thought,--All labour, yet no less                            50
Bear up beneath their unsuccess
Look at the end of work, contrast
The petty done, the undone vast,
This present of theirs with the hopeful past!
        I hoped she would love me; here we ride. (www.online-literature.com)

Above is the stanza in which the line you refer to is included.  The narrator of the poem points out people work hard for what they want.  They keep trying, despite not being successful.  There are bumps and obstacles along the way, but they must press on and be persistent and keep trying.  They still hold hope.  The narrator is no different; he is hopeful that his lover will love him in another life, when they are both in Heaven together. 

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