Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SACRIFICE, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON



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First Line: Though love repine, and reason chafe
Last Line: When for the truth he ought to die.'
Variant Title(s): The Safest Way
Subject(s): Courage; Religion; Valor; Bravery; Theology


Though love repine, and reason chafe,
There came a voice without reply, --
''T is man's perdition to be safe,
When for the truth he ought to die.'





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