Panama; And Other Poems, Narrative and Occasional

Panama; And Other Poems, Narrative and Occasional

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...appals the soul, When concentrating armies crouch to spring; Stillness more pregnant than the thunder-roll, An European dawn with redder wing. The Teuton horde no conscience onward drives, Sullen they come; to slaughter shepherded; Timed for the shambles with unwilling lives; With doubt each soldier is already dead. The massed battalions like a myth shall reel, Vain but to fight if first they cannot feel. August, 1914, Before the Battle of Mons. WOMEN AND WAR Women of England, yours how hard the task, Service from you how difficult we ask! Glorious to stand against the leaden hail, In the mown war-line not to flinch or fail! Splendid the onrush and the charging cheer, Yet glorious too to check the coming tear. The doubt by night to stifle, through the day The deep alarm not outwardly betray. O dull expectancy that finds not vent! O silent anguish that will not lament! O mad uncertainty from dawn to eve! O worse to wait than battle to receive! Heroes are ye, who but the sob repress, Your victory dumb is victory no less! August, 1914. THE SHIRKER He moors the skiff within the cooler gloom Of river-branches, unaware of doom; Cushioned he lolls and looks in faces fair, Nursing with placid hand anointed hair. It seems he scarcely can uplift the weight Of summer afternoon, far less of fate. So the young Briton, sprawling in his strength, Supports a heavy Sabbath at full length, Till sinks the sun on more than that sweet river, Perhaps upon our day goes down forever! But though that orb may on an Empire set, Tomlinson lights another cigarette! August, 1914. LAMBETH "The Lambeth guardians have decided to deprive the children of the Union of the Christmas breakfast-egg to make them realize the gravity of war."--Daily Chronicle, Nov., 1914. O Dickens! wert...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674022
  • 9781236674029