William Ernest Henley
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"William Ernest Henley" was an English poet, critic and Editing/editor, best remembered for his 1875 poem "Invictus".

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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.

Under the bludgeonings of chance / My head is bloody, but unbowed.

In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.

Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.