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...is any of you here so rare that the seekers have taken an ill-will to him, as to the boy who wrote those lines, I ask you to be careful. Henley says in that poem we were speaking of:
'Under the bludgeonings of Chance My head is bloody but unbowed.'
A fine mouthful, but perhaps 'My head is bloody and bowed' is better.
Let us get back to that tent with its songs and cheery conversation. Courage. I do not think it is to be got by your becoming solemn-sides before your time.You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.Diligence--ambition; noble words, but only if 'touched to fine issues.' Prizes may be dross, learning lumber, unless they bring you into the arena with increased understanding. Hanker not too much after worldly prosperity--that corpulent cigar; if you became a millionaire you would probably go swimming around for more like a diseased goldfish. Look to it that what you are doing is not merely toddling to a competency. Perhaps that must be your fate, but fight it and then, though you... Barrie, Sir James M.
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