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The five nations

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  • BN ID: 2940019149810
  • Publisher: London : Methuen
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1903 volume
  • File size: 287 KB

Table of Contents

Dedication: Before a midnight breaks in storm v
The Sea and the Hills: Who hath desired the Sea?--the sight of salt water unbounded 1
The Bell Buoy: They christened my brother of old 4
Cruisers: As our mother the Frigate, bepainted and fine 8
The Destroyers: The strength of twice three thousand horse 11
White Horses: Where run your colts at pasture? 15
The Second Voyage: We've sent our little Cupids all ashore 20
The Dykes: We have no heart for the fishing, we have no hand for the oar 23
The Song of Diego Valdez: The God of Fair Beginnings 28
The Broken Men: For things we never mention 34
The Feet of the Young Men: Now the Four-way Lodge is opened, now the Hunting Winds are loose 38
The Truce of the Bear: Yearly, with tent and rifle, our careless white men go 44
The Old Men: This is our lot if we live so long and labour unto the end 49
The Explorer: "There's no sense in going further--it's the edge of cultivation" 52
The Wage-Slaves: Oh glorious are the guarded heights 60
The Burial: When that great Kings return to clay 63
General Joubert: With those that bred, with those that loosed the strife 65
The Palace: When I was a King and a Mason--a Master proven and skilled 66
Sussex: God gave all men all earth to love 69
Song of the Wise Children: When the darkened Fifties dip to the North 74
Buddha at Kamakura: Oh ye who tread the Narrow Way 76
The White Man's Burden: Take up the White Man's burden 79
Pharaoh and the Sergeant: Said England unto Pharaoh, "I must make a man of you 82
Our Lady of the Snows: A Nation spoke to a Nation 87
"Et Dona Ferentes": In extended observation of the ways and works of man 90
Kitchener's School: Oh Hubshee, carry your shoes in your hand and bow your head on your breast 95
The Young Queen: Her hand was still on her sword-hilt, the spur was still on her heel 100
Rimmon: Duly with knees that feign to quake 104
The Old Issue: "Here is nothing new nor aught unproven," say the Trumpets 107
Bridge-Guard in the Karroo: Sudden the desert changes 113
The Lesson: Let us admit it fairly, as a business people should 117
The Files: Files 121
The Reformers: Not in the camp his victory lies 126
Dirge of Dead Sisters: Who recalls the twilight and the ranged tents in order 129
The Islanders: No doubt but ye are the People--your throne is above the King's 133
The Peace of Dives: The Word came down to Dives in Torment where he lay 141
South Africa: Lived a woman wonderful 149
The Settler: Here, where my fresh-turned furrows run 153
Service Songs
Chant-Pagan: Me that 'ave been what I ve been 159
M. I.: I wish my mother could see me now, with a fence-post under my arm 163
Columns: Out o' the wilderness, dusty an' dry 170
The Parting of the Columns: We've rode and fought and ate and drunk as rations come to hand 175
Two Kopjes: Only two African kopjes 179
The Instructor: At times when under cover I 'ave said 183
Boots: We're foot--slog--slog--slog--slog-gin' over Africa 185
The Married Man: The bachelor 'e fights for one 188
Lichtenberg: Smells are surer than sounds or sights 191
Stellenbosh: The General 'eard the firin' on the flank 194
Half-Ballad of Waterval: When by the labour of my 'ands 197
Piet: I do not love my Empire's foes 199
"Wilful-Missing": There is a world outside the one you know 204
Ubique: There is a word you often see, pronounce it as you may 206
The Return: Peace is declared, an' I return 210
Recessional: God of our fathers, known of old 214
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