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Browning, Robert - Reverie - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward

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011005

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Robert Browning  - from Reverie

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
Sleep to wake.

No, at noonday in the bustle of man's work-time
Greet the unseen with a cheer!
Bid him forward, breast and back as either should be,
'Strive and thrive!' cry 'Speed – fight on, fare ever
There as here!'

The source of the experience

Browning, Robert

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