For France

For France

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... Where the legions sing down the aisles of spring--Jeanne d'Arc. You rise to work while the day is dim, Where the smoke-wreaths whirl on the furnace-rim And the giant girders are gray and grim, Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc! You take no wounds of battle, Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc! When you kiss the lance for the love of France, Jeanne d'Arc! But in weary dusk when the senses reel There's a tired hand on a tireless wheel, And the rollers know not your flesh from steel, Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc! You see no blessed vision, Jeanne d'Arc. Jeanne d'Arc, When you pray our Lord ere you sleep on the sward, Jeanne d'Arc! But a letter comes to a house of pain, And Jacques is lying among the slain, And your arms will never hold babe again, Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc! They burned our little sister, Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc, And the Lord Christ came and assuaged the flame--Jeanne d'Arc! But when the Vision of Light appears You cannot see past the whirring gears, For your eyes are weary and blind with tears--Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc! You will not crown a Dauphin, Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc, Where the glory streams on the floors of Rheims Jeanne d'Arc! But France, the Mother, does not forget, And your broken hands and your wan eyes wet Are gems of love for her coronet--Jeanne d'Arc, Jeanne d'Arc!--Will Irwin. LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY ICANNOT adequately express what I owe to France. Just a year after our marriage my husband, who had studied five years in Germany, decided that I would never be satisfied, so far as my singing was concerned, until I had studied with some of the best European masters. My teacher in singing wished me to go to Florence, but Mr. Homer felt that as the great singers of the day, Jean and Edouard De Reszke, Melba, Eames, Calve, more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584244
  • 9781236584243