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BRAVO! The following war poem (many of which appeared in the London Press during September, with the, express purpose ol aiding enlistment) was rend by Miss Kelsey at the women's meeting on Monday : Kitchener Bat in'his London den. Silent and grim and grey, Making his plans with an iron pen, Just in Kitchener's way. And he saw where the clouds rose dark and dun, And all that it meant he knew : "Wo shall want every man who can shoulder a gun To carry this thing right through!" Bravo, Kitchener! B.iy what you want, No one shall say you nay! And the world sba.l! know, where our hii;!"* blow. We've a Man at the bead—to-day '. Jcllicoe rides on the grey North Seas, Watching the enemys lines. Where their Lord HJgh Admirals skull: at ea-so Inside of their hellish mines. They have drunk too deep to the boasted fight, They have vowed too mad a vow 1 What do they think —on the watch —to-night? What toast are they drinking now? Bravo, Jellicoel Call them again, And whenever they take the call, Show them the way, give them their "Day!" And settle it once for all! And French is facing the enemy's front. Stubbornly, day by day. Taking the odds and bearing Lbe bruni. Just in the Britishers' way. And he hears the message, that makes him glad, Ring through the smoke and flame: "Fight on, Tommy! stick to them, lad! Jaok's at the same old game!" Bravo, Tommy, stand as you've stood, And, whether you win or fall, Show them you fight as gentlemen should, And die like gentlemen all! So Kitchener plans in London Town. French is standing at bay, Jellicoe's ships rido up and down. Holding the seas' highway. And you that loaf where the skies are blue, And play by a petticoat hem. These are the men who are fighting for you! What, are you doing for them? Bravo, then, for the men who fight! To with the men who play! It's a fight to the end for honor and friend. It's a fight for our lives to-day I Fred. B. Weathekl/T, in the ' Dailv Mail.'

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Page 10 Advertisements Column 2, Evening Star, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914

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