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INDIA'S LOYALTY TO EMPIRE

■0 FXOLAXD, IN' THIXE HOUR of xFt;D-' The followin'' linos, written hy a Mohammedan in Hyderabad (Xawab dung Bahadur. Puisne' Judge of Hyderabad), and distributed at a public meeting there on August 29, show the spirit in which some at least of the alien millions received the news of the challenge to England : O England, in thine hour of need. When Faith’s reward and Valor’s meed Is death or glory ! When Fate indites, with luting brand. Clasp’d in each warrior’s stilfening hand, A nation’s story. Though weak onr hands which fain would clasp The warrior’s sword with warrior’s grasp, On Victory’s lield. Yet turn, 0 mighty mother, turn Into the million hearts that bum To be thy shield. Thine equal mercy, justice, grace, Have made a distant alien race A part of thee. ’Twas thine to bid their souls rejoice When first they heard the living voice Of Liberty. Unmindful of their ancient name, And lost to honor, glory, fame, Thou found them whom thy touch hath , made • Men, and to whom thy breath conveyed A nobler life. ! They whom thy care hath rendered strong I In love and faith, Their heart-strings round thy heart cn- | twine, They are. they ever will be, thine, I In life. In death, ,

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INDIA'S LOYALTY TO EMPIRE, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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INDIA'S LOYALTY TO EMPIRE Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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