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THERE LIVES A KING OF FLANDERS

Tiure lives a King- of Flanders (Let, song his deeds enhance!). When Germany's commanders Rode forth to ravage France, 3lcn cried: ' ; O King-, Our fr.re Is sealed, save thou determine To play the kr.ave in ermine. . , . Le! German hcrsc thy frontiers foree! Tho Hun Is at thy'gate.!" 11. The King rosp up in splendor. " Now, on my Kingly oath, I stand as the defender Of France and England both! Across this neutral scd Shall pass no Teuton japer Whose bonds ore scraps of paper; I fight- for Right against, his might, And put- my faith in God!'' 11l Huge guns spoke out- in thunder, To dust each fortress fell; The world grew pale with wonder, And demons laughed in Hell, As cities, hamlets, halls Crashed down midst flumes tha: towered O'er maidens all defloxvered, And infants plain on whom in vain. The dying mother calls. IV. The more his kingdom dwindled The poorer ho became; Mora fiero his valor kindled, Tho greater grow his fame, , , , 1911, thy [.doom O year all grim and gory'.— Is ipierced with rays of glory, That crown with flame bravo Belgium's namo, And point Germaula's doom I V, Long live the King of Fiarxlers Ajkl his most royal mat-el-Store grand devoid of grandeurs, More stately robbed ot' State! Who, mldcfc war's fierce alarms, Where deatli and terror haunted, Followed her lord undaunted j A wife to bless with tenderness, A comrade under arms) VI, Brave King, all good betide thee) On many a hard-fought field Britain and Franca beside thee Hot blood thy pact hss sealed. , , , AR hail the glorious Spring That sees the Kaiser's shaming— And all the world acclaiming—.When war is doufe, and wo have won Back Belgium for her King! .—Richard Dbhatc (author of 'The Dof> Doctor,' eto.).

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THERE LIVES A KING OF FLANDERS, Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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THERE LIVES A KING OF FLANDERS Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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