Arthur Patchett Martin

(18 February 1851 – 15 February 1902 / Woolwich, Kent, England)

Arthur Patchett Martin Poems

1. The Cynic Of The Woods 1/1/2004
2. A Bush Study, A La Watteau 4/21/2010
3. Bushland 1/4/2003
4. A Romance In The Rough 4/21/2010
5. In Memoriam Matris 4/21/2010
6. My Cousin From Pall Mall 4/21/2010
7. Love And War 1/1/2004
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Love And War

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

“While that shallow charlatan ruling o’er France,
Who deems himself deeper than Merlin,
Thinks he and his soldiers have only to dance
To the tune of the Can-can to Berlin.

“But as soon as he gets to the bank of the Rhine,
He’ll be met by the great German army.”
Then the Chancellor laughed, and he said, “I will dine,
For I see nothing much to alarm me.”

Yet ...

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