I hold no dream of fortune vast,
    Nor seek undying fame.
I do not ask when life is past
    That many know my name.

I may not own the skill to rise
    To glory's topmost height,
Nor win a place among the wise,
    But I can keep the right.

And I can live my life on earth
    Contented to the end,
If but a few shall know my worth
    And proudly call me friend.