Humanity or Hate

Humanity or Hate

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...spoke the Emperor: "The foe is great, and great shall be The glory of our victory!" Like lightning-flash and thunder-roar His word that rang the wide world o'er--His "Nevermore!" One day an English foeman came A-knocking at the door. Said he: "We want your name and fame!" Said we: "No, nevermore!" The word arose upon the breeze And rang through all the provinces, An angel going on before, Chanting the anthem, "Nevermore, No, nevermore!" One day three foes together came A-knocking at the door. Said they: "We want your name and fame!" Said we: "No, nevermore! And were your number three times three, 'Tis ours--our land and liberty! Our God, our hosts, our Emperor--All answer thus: 'N0, nevermore!... N0, nevermore!"' Gerhart Hauptmann. THE FIRST ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ENGLISH' Billows of light at the forest's rim Over the meadow spilling, Shimmer and glimmer and dance and swim, As the trumpet-calls are shrilling. 1 Maubeuge, on the 26th of October, 1914. German squadrons, gray as the mists, In yonder valley are hiding, Over their swordhilts clenching their fists, The onset eagerly biding. A thousand faces, firm as a wall, By anxious fancies smitten, Hear of a sudden the Captain's call: "Attention, my lads! The Briton! All that is left of fury to fight The might of our arms increases To smite the Englishmen's cunning and spite And hack them all to pieces! " Just think of the time, when, with miserly greed Our lads they betrayed and bartered, And then, with carols of scorn, decreed The sold should also be martyred. Remember at Perwez the dash you made--You captured the French like kittens! Hurrah, then! And...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980042
  • 9781236980045