Edward Harold Begbie (1871–1929), also known as Harold Begbie, was an English author and journalist who published nearly 50 books and poems and contributed to periodicals. Besides studies of the Christian religion, Begbie wrote numerous other books, including political satire, comedy, fiction, science fiction, plays and poetry. more »
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Harold Begbie Poems
'What will you lack, sonny, what will you lack, When the girls line up the street Shouting their love to the lads to come back
Neutral: To the Humanity of America
When men are told in years ahead How Fury forced the Belgian door And ravished maids, struck children dead, And fired the houses of the poor,
Not by the valour of Belgium, nor the lightning sabre of France, Not by the thunder of Britain's Fleet, and the Bear's unchecked advance,
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'What will you lack, sonny, what will you lack,
When the girls line up the street
Shouting their love to the lads to come back
From the foe they rushed to beat?
Will you send a strangled cheer to the sky
And grin till your cheeks are red?
But what will you lack when your mate goes by
With a girl who cuts you dead?
Where will you look, sonny, where will you look,
When your children yet to be
Clamour to learn of the part you took
In the War that kept men free?
Will you say it was naught to you if France
Stood up to her foe or bunked?
But where will ...