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THE ANSWER

Not for the glamor and the lriuijp>'( call. Nor all the magic of a splendid pride. Do we, the sous of Britain, one and all Go forth to bailie in the field ami tide; Nor vet for dreams of all that might have been. Nor yet. to mock a hundred trite decrees, Nor vet to widen still a. wide demesne--No. not for things ephemeral like these! But there is ,-oincihing that we still can claim ;

A sin-ring- of ;he heart, a nameless heat Thai finds in fearless of all ends, save shame,

And heedless of all ills, cave cnc—defeat! The rail is not to war for war’s rilo gain, And yet the elarinn wakes weird miseries; And tho’ our foil be shipwrecks, wounded,

slain, tVe fieht for peace and honor, yea, for ihese ! And. -.’atbored from nnr lands athwart ihe earth. And coming from the ocean stretched between, Our men go out to fight to hold their oirth In worthy claim, and foil despotic spleen. Nor yet to crush a tyrant is their aim. Nor yet to bid a king bend royal knees; No. bin to hold our mighty dear-bought innne. And keep our country free —for I hese, for these! S. G. Auoust. latarcarttilL

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THE ANSWER, Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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THE ANSWER Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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