The Poems of Archibald Lampman, ed. Duncan Campbell Scott (Toronto: George N. Morang, 1900): 107-08, as reprinted in The Poems of Archibald Lampman (including At the Long Sault), intro. by Margaret Coulby of Toronto Press, 1974), and from Among the Millet and Other Poems (Ottawa: Durie, 1888).
1Not to be conquered by these headlong days,
2 But to stand free: to keep the mind at brood
3 On life's deep meaning, nature's altitude
4Of loveliness, and time's mysterious ways;
5At every thought and deed to clear the haze
6 Out of our eyes, considering only this,
7 What man, what life, what love, what beauty is,
8This is to live, and win the final praise.
9Though strife, ill fortune, and harsh human need
10 Beat down the soul, at moments blind and dumb
11 With agony; yet, patience—there shall come
12 Many great voices from life's outer sea,
13 Hours of strange triumph, and, when few men heed,
14 Murmurs and glimpses of eternity.
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