Clasics in Ñspel: IF –, by Rudyard Kipling

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IF –

F y cn cīp yr hed ẃn ol abt y
R luzñ ɖerz n blemñ it on y,
F y cn trust yrslf ẃn ol men dǎt y,
Bt mc alawns fr ɖer dǎtñ tù;
F y cn wêt n nt b tîrd bî wêtñ,
Or biyñ laid abt, d’nt dīl in lîz,
Or biyñ hetd, d’nt gv we t hetñ,
N yt d’nt lc tù gd, nr tōc tù wîz:

F y cn drīm—n nt mc drīmz yr mastr;
F y cn ʈnc—n nt mc ʈts yr em;
F y cn mīt wɖ Trîumf n Dzastr
N trīt ɖoz tū impostrz jst ɖ sem;
F y cn ber t hír ɖ truʈ y’v spocn
Twistd bî nevz t mc a trap fr fūlz,
Or woć ɖ ʈñz y gev yr lîf t, brocn,
N stūp n bild ’m p wɖ wòrn-ǎt tūlz:

F y cn mc wn hīp v ol yr winñz
N risc it on wn trn v pić-n-tos,
N lūz, n start agn at yr bginñz
N nvr briɖ a wrd abt yr los;
F y cn fors yr hart n nrv n siny
T srv yr trn loñ aftr ɖe r gn,
N so hold on ẃn ɖr z nʈñ in y
Xpt ɖ Wil ẃć sz t ɖm: ‘Hold on!’

F y cn tōc wɖ crǎdz n cīp yr vrću,
Or wōc wɖ Cñz—nr lūz ɖ comn tuć,
F nɖr foz nr luvñ frendz cn hrt y,
F ol men cǎnt wɖ y, bt nn tù mć;
F y cn fil ɖ unf̣givñ minit
Wɖ sixti secndz’ wrʈ v distnsrun,
Yrz z ɖ Rʈ n evrʈñ ɖt’s in it,
N—ẃć z mor—y’l b a Man, mî sun!

“IF” BÎ UNCL ARƮRCLASICS IN ÑSPEL

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