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First Line: As men essay the matterhorn
Last Line: Bids them to climb and do their best.
Subject(s): Alps; Labor & Laborers; Mountains; Pain; Soul; Work; Workers; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Suffering; Misery

AS men essay the Matterhorn --
That peering peak of stone and snow --
To view, some matchless Alpine morn,
The petty world stretch far below,
Though after all their toil and pain
They can but clamber down again;

So yearning souls essay the heights
Of spirit, setting dangers by,
And recking naught of low delights
The flesh affords; you ask them why,
They know not; some divine unrest
Bids them to climb and do their best.

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