Success is Counted Sweetest
Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple host
Who took the flag today
Can tell the definition,
So clear, of victory

As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Break agonized and clear!

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Emily Dickinson
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American poet, Emily Dickinson, lived from December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886, in Amherst, Massachusetts
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