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O May I Join the Choir Invisible!

and Other Favorite Poems

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Author: George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,627 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,479
Added to site: 2007.03.05
mnybks.net#: 16201
Genre: Poetry
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O MAY I JOIN THE CHOIR INVISIBLE!

O may I join the choir invisible
Of those immortal dead who live again
In minds made better by their presence; live
In pulses stirred to generosity,
In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn
Of miserable aims that end with self,
In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars,
And with their mild persistence urge men's minds
To vaster issues.

So to live is heaven:
To make undying music in the world,
Breathing a beauteous order that controls
With growing sway the growing life of man.
So we inherit that sweet purity
For which we struggled, failed and agonized
With widening retrospect that bred

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