A Book of Verse of the Great War

A Book of Verse of the Great War

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A Book of Verse of the Great War

A Book of Verse of the Great War

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During the past two years and a half the compiler of this volume has resided in Europe, America and Asia and has endeavored to choose the most worthy expressions of sentiment concerning the war which have come from these three continents. In the selection of, verse he has aimed to exclude those poems which seemed to be inspired by the more extreme animosities of the present conflict. If he has held fast to this principle, it was in the hope that this anthology of war verse which attempts to emphasize the more permanent and universal features of the Great War, rather than its transitory, particular phases, may thus contribute in some small measure to a renewal of the fellowship of the universal community of mankind.

I wish to express my thanks to authors and publishers for their kind permission to republish the poems which appear in this collection.

In conclusion, I wish to thank my brother, Alexander Royal Wheeler, for his supervision of the task of the actual publication of these poems. Without his aid the book would not have been produced, and I am happy to express the gratitude which I accordingly owe him.

William Reginald Wheeler.

Hangchow, China March 1, 1917 . . .

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