P ERSEVERANCE wins the day, 

E ither in thy work or play. 

R eaching forward to the end, 

S teadfast to thy purpose bend 

E very muscle, every nerve; 

V anquish self, nor ever swerve. 

E arnestness in anything, 

R ich reward is sure to bring; 

A nd who play in earnest learn 

N oble work to do in turn. 

C hild, if thou wouldst prosper here, 

E arly learn to persevere.