Alice Duer Miller
''They make other nations seem pale and flighty,Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942), U.S. novelist, poet. The White Cliffs. The White Cliffsis a long narrative poem extolling Britain's resistance during World War II.
But they do think England is God almighty,
And you must remind them now and then
That other countries breed other men.''
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DEAR, if you love me, hold me most your friend,
Chosen from out the many who would bear
Your gladness gladly - heavily your care;
Who best can sympathize, best comprehend,
Where others fail; who, breathless to the end,
Follows your tale of joy or of despair:
Hold me your counsellor, because I dare
To lift my hand to guide you, that I lend
My love to help you. And I would you knew