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THE BELEAGUERED.

TO THE F.UITOH. {?ir, —T send you these low lines, thinking them appropriate at this season. 1 cannot give you the author, but they are set to very fine music by Sullivan, ami tlm Liedertafel will sing them at the furthcoming concert.—l am, etc.. Jesse Timson. 1 November 15. Fling wide the gate 1 conic out I dauntless and true : Brothers, of heart be stout; we are but few. Bring from the battlement our flag again. Though by the leaguer rent, it hath no stain. Mothers and wives to prayer from morn to eve, The Lord of Hosts will care for all we leave; Plead that we sought not fight, nor chose the field, But every free hearts' right wo dare not yield. Who needs the trumpet blown to make him hold? Who speaks in undertone of ransom gold ? Let such his counsel hide in vault or cave, We have no time to chide a willing slave. Mothers and wives, to prayer, relief rnigh. For von each arm will dare deeds not to die : For sure as fire doth blaze or foams the sea. You shall to-night upraise songs of the free

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THE BELEAGUERED., Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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THE BELEAGUERED. Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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