Camp-fire, Memorial-day, and Other Poems

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byKate Brownlee Sherwood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1885 Excerpt: ... SONS OF VETERANS. Muster the brave boys in! Not for the clash of arms, Not for the fierce alarms, Not for the sword and the flame! In the might of a Nation's name, Muster them in! Muster the brave boys in! Not for the reddening strife, Not for "a life for a life," For the flight of furious steeds! In the calm of a Nation's needs, Muster them in! Muster the brave boys in! Not for the gay parade, Not for the reckless raid, For the battles that rend the land! In the love of a Nation's hand, Muster them in! Muster the brave boys in! Not for the smiting scourge, Not for the awful dirge,--For the graces that peace shall shed Over a Nation's head, Muster them in! Muster the brave boys in! To stay the steps that are slow, To lift the hearts that are low, To stand as a guard of might In the Nation s light, or night, Muster them in! Muster the brave boys in! That the vows may be passed along That their fathers have kept and are strong, In the hope of a happier day In the Nation's heart for aye,--Muster them in! DEAD ON THE BORDER. Your soldier boy is gone? How fell he, comrade? In the van Where Death struck swift from man to man! Oh, aye, I know he fell Where the red raiders yell; Our soldier boy is gone! Your soldier boy is gone! It was but yesterday he went A lad with your old regiment, Over the West Virginia hills, Stout-hearted to the bugle trills! Our brave old boy is gone! Your soldier boy has gone! But yesterday, I said, and yet A dozen harvest moons have set Since on his shoulders shone the bars! A valiant soul in valiant wars, Our brave good boy has gone. Your soldier boy is gone! O pallid face! O cold, still heart! O sweet veiled eyes whence no smiles start! O stricken sword-arm! Hear our prayer, And answer if ye loved him, where Our soldier boy is gone? Yo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1885 Excerpt: ... SONS OF VETERANS. Muster the brave boys in! Not for the clash of arms, Not for the fierce alarms, Not for the sword and the flam...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217820328

ISBN - 13:9780217820325

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