In The Battle Silences: Poems Written At The Front

by Frederick George Scott


 

DEDICATION


 

TO THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES
FROM GREAT BRITAIN, THE OVERSEAS DOMINIONS,
AND INDIA, WHO IN THE GREAT WAR HAVE EQUALLY
GLORIOUSLY AND EQUALLY WILLINGLY LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF
HONOUR AND CIVILIZATION AND
HUMAN LIBERTY

 


 

Not by the power of Commerce, Art, or Pen,
Shall our great Empire stand, nor has it stood,
But by the noble deeds of noble men,
Heroic lives and heroes' outpoored blood.