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Lord Alfred Tennyson

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

— Lord Alfred Tennyson, from “Ulysses,” The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems. (Dover Publications September 21, 1992)  Originally published 1870.

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