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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1899)
WEEKLY JOURNAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
It is not they that never knew
Weakness or fear who are the bravo
Those are the proud, the knightly few
Whoso joy is still to servo and save.
But they who, in the weary night
Amid the darkness and the stress,
Have struggled with disease and blight,
With pitiful world-weariness.
They who have yearned to stand among
Tho free and mighty of the earth,
Whoso sad aspiring souls are wrung
With starless hope and hollow mirth.
Who die with every year, yet live
Through merciless, un brightened years
Whoso sweetest right is to forgive
And smile divinely through their tears.
They are tho noble, they are the strong,
They are tho tried the trusted ones,
And though their way is hard and long,
Straight to the pitying God it runsj
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