Ah. Sometimes the old stuff is still pretty good.

The complete version at the link: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174659

Tennyson’s Ullyses, 1842, an excerpt:

“…Some work of noble note, may yet be done,

Not unbecoming men that strove with gods. 


The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks;


The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep 


Moans round with many voices.

Come, my friends. 


‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. 


Push off, and sitting well in order smite 
the sounding furrows;

for my purpose holds 


To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths 


Of all the western stars, until I die.


It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;


It may be that we shall touch the Happy Isles, 


And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. 


Though much is taken, much abides;and though 


We are not now that strength which in old days 


Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are— 


One equal temper of heroic hearts, 


Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will 


To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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