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WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a noble roman
Last Line: "I'll find a way, or make it!"
Variant Title(s): Find A Way;the Will And The Way
Subject(s): Perseverance


IT was a noble Roman,
In Rome's imperial day,
Who heard a coward croaker,
Before the Castle, say:
"They're safe in such a fortress;
There is no way to shake it!"
"On -- on!" exclaimed the hero
"I'll find a way, or make it!"

Is Fame your aspiration?
Her path is steep and high;
In vain he seeks her temple,
Content to gaze and sigh:
The shining throne is waiting,
But he alone can take it
Who says, with Roman firmnesa
"I'll find a way, or make it!"

Is Learning your ambition?
There is no royal road;
Alike the peer and peasant
Must climb to her abode:
Who feels the thirst of knowledge
In Helicon may slake it,
If he has still the Roman will
"To find a way, or make it!"

Are Riches worth the getting?
They must be bravely sought;
With wishing and with fretting
The boon cannot be bought:
To all the prize is open,
But only he can take it
Who says, with Roman courage,
"I'll find a way, or make it!"

In Love's impassioned warfare
The tale has ever been,
That victory crowns the valiant, --
The brave are they who win:
Though strong is Beauty's castle,
A lover still make take it,
Who says, with Roman daring,
"I'll find a way, or make it!"





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