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Around the year with Ella Wheeler Wilcox.As we toil on, through trouble and pain
There are hands that will shelter and feed,
But once let us dare to attain--
They will bruise our bare hearts till they bleed.
'Tis the worst of all crimes to succeed.
Know this as ye feast on a crust,
Know this in the darkness and dust,
Ye who climb.