Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)
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The Things That Make A Soldier Great
The things that make a soldier great and send him out to die,
To face the flaming cannon's mouth, nor ever question why,
Are lilacs by a little porch, the row of tulips red,
The peonies and pansies, too, the old petunia bed,
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