Innocence as wanton retrospect untried
the taking of the hand, so oft denied,
that left to copious attitude is shied
of confidence in competing, such deride!
Does rob the soul of vestige since complied,
is lack of faith in character and confide.
The teaching of the will in surge of pride
accompanies adventure, seeking stride!
Restoring of new wonder, virtue's hide
is brought to light . . . not blunder's override!
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