Boer War Lyrics
MOST of the verses in this little volume were conceived and written, if not quite finished, at the time of Cronje's surrender at Paardeberg. A certain doubt, however, as to any message of theirs, though modestly set off by a belief in their polemic and literary value, has, I think now, unduly delayed their advent into the crowded world of print; and, though the present juncture of a heralded, but, by no means, perfected peace, be perhaps not a very opportune moment for their publication, I have yet thought well to give them forth; the more, since what so be the outcome of the negotiations pending, and whichsoever be the motive of the stronger party thereto-whether a bitter, though slowly realized necessity, or, a trick of pure heart, or, say, tardy insight and charity, both-be this as it may-the long, though fruitless attempt on England's part to compel a surrender by the South African republics of their political existence, illustrating and upholding, as no modern exhibition of this kind has done, how rampant is still in Man, and collective Man especially, ......
- Paperback | 52 pages
- 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
- 26 Feb 1903
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- Illustrations, black and white