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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1803–1882
 
47. Sacrifice
 
THOUGH love repine, and reason chafe, 
There came a voice without reply,— 
"'T is man's perdition to be safe, 
When for the truth he ought to die." 
 
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