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Help identify a poem

Posted by Woodchuck on September 05, 2002

In Reply to: Help identify a poem posted by Mack Kolb on September 05, 2002

: I am trying to find a poem that I vaguely remember memorizing in high school years ago. I want to send it to my daughter in college. The lines I can recall go something like:

: "It matters not how straight the path, how charred with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my destiny, captain of my fate."

: Can anyone help me find this poem?

"It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."

I've provided a link to the poem at Bartleby.

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