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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1104. Rare Moments
 
By Charles Henry Phelps
 
 
EACH of us is like Balboa: once in all our lives do we,
Gazing from some tropic summit, look upon an unknown sea;
 
But upon the dreary morrow, every way our footsteps seek,
Rank and tangled vine and jungle block our pathway to the peak.
 

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