The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Three Taverns by Edwin Arlington Robinson:|
And for such honor I gave nothing worse
Than some advice at which he may have smiled.
I must have given a modicum besides,
Or the rough interval between those days
And these would never have made for me my friends,
Or enemies. I should be something somewhere --
I say not what -- but I should not be here
If he had not been there. Possibly, too,
You might not -- or that Quaker with his cane.
Possibly, too, I should. When the Almighty