10.0540 poem found, thanks to Chadwyck-Healey

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 08:35:42 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 540.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
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[1] From: Stephen Pocock <Stephen.Pocock@chadwyck.co.uk> (36)
Subject: Re: 10.0537 fonts for Hebrew? identify a poem?


(by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler)

1 You will be what you will to be;
2 Let failure find its false content
3 In that poor word "environment,"
4 But spirit scorns it, and is free.

5 It masters time, it conquers space,
6 It cowes that boastful trickster Chance,
7 And bids the tyrant Circumstance
8 Uncrown and fill a servant's place.

9 The human Will, that force unseen,
10 The offspring of a deathless Soul,
11 Can hew the way to any goal,
12 Though walls of granite intervene.

13 Be not impatient in delay,
14 But wait as one who understands;
15 When spirit rises and commands,
16 The gods are ready to obey.

17 The river seeking for the sea
18 Confronts the dam and precipice,
19 Yet knows it cannot fail or miss;
20 You will be what you will to be!

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