WAR VERSE

EDITED BY FRANK FOXCROFT

NEW YORK THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY PUBLISHERS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Preface to the Seventh Edition vii
  • Index to Titles ix
  • America Comes In 1
  • The Guards Came Through 3
  • Flagrante Bello 5
  • Any Soldier Son to His Mother 7
  • The Bells O' Banff 8
  • Back to London: A Poem of Leave 9
  • A Lost Land - (to Germany) 12
  • Small Craft 14
  • Pipes in Arras - (april, 1917) 16
  • An Apocalypse 18
  • Before Battle - (spring, 1918) 19
  • The Voices - (written on Leave in a Kentish Garden) 21
  • America at St. Paul's 23
  • The Anxious Dead 25
  • A Merry Heart Goes All the Day" 26
  • Dawn 27
  • Called Back 29
  • The Guns in Sussex 31
  • The Call to Arms in Our Street 33
  • A Carol from Flanders - 1914 35
  • A Chant of Empire 37
  • Charing Cross 39
  • The Woman's Toll 40
  • Peace 41
  • For Thee They Died 42
  • A Cross in Flanders 43
  • The Dead to the Living 44
  • Devon Men 45
  • Gray Gauntlet 46
  • All's Well! 47
  • Half a Score O' Sailormen 48
  • To England 49
  • The Everlasting Arms 50
  • Missing 51
  • The "Orion's" Figurehead at Whitehall 52
  • It Cannot Be 54
  • The Inward Clarion 55
  • The Little Peoples 56
  • In Time of War 57
  • The Spires of Oxford - (seen from the Train) 58
  • Before Marching, and After - (in Memoriam: F. W. G.) 59
  • Non-Combatants 60
  • In the Morning 62
  • Leave Her, Johnnie! 64
  • Home at Last 65
  • Somewhere in France 66
  • Not with Vain Tears 67
  • Gods of War 68
  • Women to Men 70
  • The Soldier 71
  • The North Sea Ground 72
  • A. B. V. 74
  • British Merchant Service - (1915) 76
  • Christ in Flanders 78
  • They Also Serve . . . 80
  • Chalk and Flint 81
  • The Pity of It 83
  • Prayer in Time of War 84
  • Chaplain to the Forces 86
  • Le Poilu De Carcassonne 88
  • All This is Ended 90
  • A Grave in Flanders 91
  • Dies Irae 92
  • Portsmouth Bells 93
  • We Hope to Win 94
  • The New Mars 95
  • Rheims Cathedral 96
  • Battle 97
  • The Ballad of the "Eastern Crown" 100
  • To the Memory of Field-Marshal Earl Kitchener 103
  • The Old Soldier 104
  • Laurel and Cypress 105
  • In Last Year's Camp 106
  • Helping 107
  • Song of the Zeppelin 109
  • Belgium 110
  • Farewell 111
  • Wireless 112
  • To All Our Dead 113
  • Litany in War Time 114
  • To a Skylark Behind Our Trenches 116
  • Old Women 117
  • The Bridge Builders 118
  • Mater Dolorosa 120
  • Life's Favorite 121
  • The Casualty List 122
  • The Test of Battle 123
  • War Risks 124
  • To Great Britain 125
  • My Son 126
  • Gold Stripes - A Canadian Mother Speaks 127
  • His Majesty's Mine-Sweepers 128
  • The Heart-Cry 130
  • No Man's Land 131
  • Volunteer 133
  • The Little Old Road 134
  • I Have a Rendezvous with Death 136
  • The Living Line (march, 1918) 137
  • The March 140
  • The Broken Soldier 141
  • The Lone Hand 142
  • The Toll-Payers 143
  • Morituri Te Salutant 145
  • On Patrol - To ----- 146
  • New Heaven 148
  • Flanders 1915 149
  • He is Dead Who Will Not Fight 150
  • In Flanders Fields 152
  • Farewell to Anzac 153
  • The Amazons 155
  • When There is Peace 156
  • The Martyred Nation 157
  • On Patrol--1797 159
  • The Open Boat 160
  • London Troops 161
  • V.A.D. 162
  • The Faithful Comrade 164
  • "Hey! Jock, Are Ye Glad Ye Listed? 165
  • He Prayed 167
  • German Prisoners 168
  • The Three Lads 169
  • The Lone Woman 170
  • To "Him That's Awa''' 171
  • The Little Ships 172
  • The Chivalry of the Sea 174
  • Magpies in Picardy 175
  • Watchmen of the Night 177
  • For a Scrap of Paper 179
  • The Nurse 181
  • From Bosrah 182
  • To a Soldier in Hospital 184
  • Our Annual 186
  • The Passing-Bell 187
  • Poor Old Ship! 188
  • Red Poppies in the Corn 190
  • Kitchener's March 191
  • The Armed Liner 192
  • Pro Patria 193
  • The Quartermaster 195
  • Sportsmen in Paradise 197
  • Crocuses at Nottingham (from a Trench) 198
  • In England 200
  • Whose Debtors We Are 202
  • The Great Guns of England 204
  • But a Short Time to Live 205
  • Mare Liberum 206
  • The Patrol 207
  • Subalterns - (a Song of Oxford) 209
  • Paris Again 211
  • The Birds Flit Unafraid 213
  • Processional 214
  • God's Hills 215
  • To King George 219
  • The Loom 222
  • Their Nurses 225
  • The Road 227
  • A Hymn of Love - (an Answer to the "Hymn of Hate") 228
  • To America, on Her First Sons Fallen In The Great War 230
  • Admiral Dugout 231
  • The Wind in the Trees 233
  • War 234
  • St. Ouen in Picardy 235
  • Song of the Soldiers 236
  • The Wife of Flanders 238
  • The Naval Reserve 239
  • The King's Highway 240
  • Louvain - (to Dom Bruno Destrée, O.S.B.) 241
  • Serbia to the Hohenzollerns - (august, 1915) 242
  • Sky Signs 243
  • Reported Missing 245
  • The Soul of a Nation - (march 28, 1918) 246
  • . . . That Have No Doubts - --Rudyard Kipling. 247
  • Epiphany Vision - (in the Ward) 249
  • The Song of the Bombard 251
  • Prayer Before War (august, 1914) 253
  • For the Red Cross 255
  • A Lament from the Dead 256
  • Sedan 258
  • Abi, Viator ----- 259
  • Twenty-Two 260
  • The Voice of Rachel Weeping 261
  • To the Men Who Have Died for England 262
  • In War Time 263
  • The Clerk 264
  • Our Fighting Men 265
  • Unmentioned in Dispatches 266
  • V. A. D. 268
  • Real Presence 270
  • Boat-Race Day, 1915 271
  • Attila 272
  • The Soldier of the South 273
  • Merchantmen 275
  • Death and the Flowers 277
  • The Veteran 278
  • Where the Four Winds Meet 279
  • Salonika in November 281
  • Euthanasy 282
  • The Dead 284
  • The Call of England 286
  • Queenslanders 288
  • Missing 289
  • To the Memory of Field-Marshal Earl Roberts, Of Kandahar and Pretoria 290
  • Gifts of the Dead 292
  • After-Days 293
  • In War 294
  • The Call 295
  • A Soldier's Litany 296
  • The Men Who Man 297
  • The Search-Lights 299
  • Where Are You Going, Great-Heart? 301
  • A Lullaby 303
  • Half-Past Eleven Square 304
  • There is a Field in Flanders 306
  • St. George's Day--Ypres, 1915 307
  • Marching to Action 308
  • The Shield 309
  • The Gray Sleep 322
  • The Secret of the Ships 324
  • CÄte 204 (aisne) 326
  • Coast Patrols 327
  • Rearguards 328
  • Guns at the Front 330
  • Jezreel 331
  • The Outlaw 332
  • Broken 335
  • From a German Prison Camp 337
  • Because You Are Dead 338
  • Stretcher-Bearing on the Somme 339
  • A Sea Chanty 340
  • Gallipoli - Qui Procul Hinc Ante Diem Perierunt 342
  • The Call 344
  • Last Leave 346
  • They Have Come into Their Kingdom 347
  • For Our Dead 348
  • In Honor of America 349
  • A Dirge of Victory 350
  • The Windmill - (a Song of Victory) 351
  • Return 353
  • Homeward Bound 355
  • The Peacemakers 357
  • The Day 358
  • Index of Authors 359
  • Index of First Lines 365
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