from Moral Emblems, 1882
by Robert Louis Stevenson
III — A PEAK IN DARIEN
Broad-gazing on untrodden lands,
See where adventurous Cortez stands;
While in the heavens above his head
The Eagle seeks its daily bread.
How aptly fact to fact replies:
Heroes and eagles, hills and skies.
Ye who contemn the fatted slave
Look on this emblem, and be brave.
Stevenson, Robert. Moral Emblems: And Other Poems
London: Chatto & Windus, 1921. 13.
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