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Famous Crushing Blow Poems by Famous Poets

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by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...e, sublime; 
And now, with Faith unshaken, 
In patience I but bide my time
When any joy is taken.

No matter if the crushing blow
May for the moment down me, 
Still, back of it waits Love, I know
With some new gift to crown me....Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...nd in the year of 1899,
Which the Boers will remember for a very long time,
Because by the British Army they received a crushing blow;
And were driven from Smith's Hill at the Battle of Glencoe. 

The Boers' plan of the battle was devised with great skill,
And about 7000 men of them were camped on Smith's Hill;
And at half-past five the battle began,
And the Boers behaved bravely to a man. 

At twenty minutes to six two of the British batteries opened fire,
And early ...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...steed, and swiftly it ran,
While inwardly to himself he cried, "Catch me if you can!" 

And Mahdism now has received a crushing blow,
For the Khalifa and his followers have met with a complete overthrow;
And General Gordon has been avenged, the good Christian,
By the defeat of the Khalifa at the battle of Omdurman. 

Now since the Khalifa has been defeated and his rule at an end,
Let us thank God that fortunately did send
The brave Sir Herbert Kitchener to conquer that b...Read More

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