Try, Try Again

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Try, Try Again
by William Edward Hickson

;I
It's a lesson you should heed,
Try, try again;
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again.
Then your courage should appear,
For if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear,
Try, try again.

;II
Once or twice, though you should fail,
Try, try again;
If you would at last prevail,
Try, try again.
If we strive, 'tis no disgrace
Though we do not win the race;
What should you do in that case?
Try, try again.

;III
If you find your task is hard,
Try, try again;
Time will bring you your reward,
Try, try again;
All that other folk can do,
Why, with patience, should not you?
Only keep this rule in view,
Try, try again.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.