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To ---- III (Botta)

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        Give me but the energy,
            That guides thy dauntless will;
        Give me but thy ardent hope,
            That no reverse can chill;
 
        Thy buoyant soul, that on life's sea,
            No billows can o'erwhelm,
        When Faith sits smiling through the clouds,
            And Reason holds the helm;
 
        Give me these qualities of thine,
            In such a meet alliance,
        And I, like thee, upon the fates
            Will smile a calm defiance.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.