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Lord Kitchner

Written by: Robert Seymour Bridges | Biography
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 Unflinching hero, watchful to foresee 
And face thy country's peril wheresoe'er, 
Directing war and peace with equal care, 
Till by long toil ennobled thou wert he 
Whom England call'd and bade "Set my arm free 
To obey my will and save my honour fair," -- 
What day the foe presumed on her despair 
And she herself had trust in none but thee: 

Among Herculean deeds the miracle 
That mass'd the labour of ten years in one 
Shall be thy monument. Thy work was done 
Ere we could thank thee; and the high sea swell 
Surgeth unheeding where thy proud ship fell 
By the lone Orkneys, at the set of sun.



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