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SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST

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BY EMILY DICKINSON

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

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Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
Can tell the definition
So clear of victory

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As he defeated - dying -
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!