Quotation by Robert W. Service

I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave,
Was it famine or scurvy—I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.
Robert W. Service (1874–1958), Anglo-Canadian poet. The Spell of the Yukon (l. 1–4). . .

Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
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