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 Burst agonized and Clear.
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