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Not those who soar, but those who plod/ their rugged way to God, unhelped, are heroes/…Tis they whose backs have felt the rod/Whose feet have pressed the path unshod/ May smile upon defeated care/Not they who soar.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872– February 9, 1906) was a seminal African American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 "Ode to Ethiopia", one poem in the collection Lyrics of Lowly Life.

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