Henry G. Marquand

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John Singer Sargent, Henry G. Marquand, 1897

"Invictus"
By WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

Out of the night that covers me,
     Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
     For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
     I have not wined nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
     My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
     Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
     Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
     How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
     I am the captain of my soul.



Editor's Note: Students were asked to pair a poem and painting with no explanation of the connection. 


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