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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1382. Icarus
 
By Harry Lyman Koopman
 
 
’T IS something from that tangle to have won;
’T is something to have matched the wildbird’s flight;
’T is something to have soared and touched the sun.
What though the lashing billows roar beneath?
Better than death in life is life in death:—Good night!        5
 

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