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    O life as futile, then, as frail!
    O for thy voice to soothe and bless!
    What hope of answer, or redress?
    Behind the veil, behind the veil.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die.
    —Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)