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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
 
The Victory
By Sidney Henry Morse (1833–1903)
 
TO do the tasks of life, and be not lost;
  To mingle, yet dwell apart;
To be by roughest seas how rudely tossed,
  Yet bate no jot of heart;
 
To hold thy course among the heavenly stars,        5
  Yet dwell upon the earth;
To stand behind Fate’s firm-laid prison bars,
  Yet win all Freedom’s worth!
 
 
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