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    "Invictus" is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley. It was first published in 1875 in a book called Book of Verses, where it was number four in several poems called Life and Death. It originally had no title. Early printings contained only the dedication To R. T. H. B.—a reference to Robert Thomas Hamilton Bruce, a successful Scottish flour merchant and baker who was also a literary patron. The title "Invictus" was added by editor Arthur Quiller-Couch when the poem was included in The Oxford Book of English Verse .

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