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THE LAST VICTORY, by            
First Line: So faint with mortal weariness I lie
Last Line: Even mine own faltering I can face, and will.
Subject(s): Death; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Wellesley College; Dead, The


SO faint with mortal weariness I lie
I cannot lift mine eye
To where the hills rise and the strong stars burn.
The voices of the night speak words of cheer
That fall upon my ear
Only to break the rest for which I yearn.

Foes I have met undaunted. Pain and strife
Were ministers of life.
I greeted danger as one greets a friend.
Hopes died, but fears died with them. All my heart
Leaped to the hero's part.
So I were true, what need of other end?

But now -- to feel my courage faint and fall;
To know death's grim, sure call,
Nor flash aquiver with exultant thrill;
Though unaffrayed, to sink in mute dismay,
O'erwhelmed with shadows -- Yea,
Even mine own faltering I can face, and will.





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