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First Line: Ah! Who can tell how hard it is to climb
Last Line: Levi bishop.
Subject(s): Failure; Pride; Soul; Success; Self-esteem; Self-respect


Ah! who can tell how hard it is to climb
The step where Fame's proud temple shines afar:
Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime
Has felt the influence of malignant star;
And waged with fortune an eternal war;
Check'd by the scoffs of Pride, by Envy's frown,
And poverty's unconquerable bar;
In life's lone vale remote has pined alone,
Then dropt into the grave unpitied and unknown!
-- Beattie's Minstrel.

Ah! who can tell how hard it is to climb,
The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar.
Yet who can tell how many a soul sublime
Has felt the influence of a radiant star;
And waged with fortune a victorious war;
Spur'd by the scoffs of Pride, by Envy's frown,
And poverty -- that stimulating bar;
In honored life has won a high renown,
Then calmly left the world with Fame's eternal crown!
LEVI BISHOP.





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