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Famous Nerves Of Steel Poems by Famous Poets

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by Robinson, Mary Darby
Gives strength to Reason­extacy to Hope; 
Tempers each pang Humanity can feel, 
And binds presumptuous Power with nerves of steel; 
Strangles each tyrant Phantom in its birth, 
And knows no title­but SUPERIOR WORTH. 

Enlighten'd Gallia! what were all your toys, 
Your dazzling splendours­your voluptuous joys ? 
What were your glitt'ring villas­lofty tow'rs, 
Your perfum'd chambers, and your painted bow'rs ?
Did not insidious Art those gifts bestow, 
To cheat the pry...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...t ever she grew worse.
And as we plunged and leapt and lunged, her face was plucked with pain,
And I could feel his nerves of steel a-quiver at the strain.
And in the night he gripped me tight as I lay fast asleep:
"The river's kicking like a steer . . . run out the forward sweep!
That's Hell-gate Canyon right ahead; I know of old its roar,
And . . . I'll be damned! the ice is jammed! We've GOT to make the shore."

With one wild leap I grip...Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...we know,
This world is the mother of all we feel,
And the coming of death is a fearful blow
To a brain unencompass'd by nerves of steel:
When all that we know, or feel, or see,
Shall pass like an unreal mystery.

The secret things of the grave are there,
Where all but this frame must surely be,
Though the fine-wrought eye and the wondrous ear
No longer will live, to hear or to see
All that is great and all that is strange
In the boundless realm of unending change.

Wh...Read More

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