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To suffer woes which hope thinks...

Language: English

To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite;
To forgive wrongs darker than death or night;
   To defy power which seems omnipotent;
To love and bear; to hope till hope creates
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
   Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent;
This, like thy glory, Titan, is to be
Good, great, and joyous, beautiful and free;
This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory.


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Text added to the website: 2005-12-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
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Word count: 68

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