Josiah Gilbert Holland

(1819-1881 / USA)

Josiah Gilbert Holland Poems

1. A Christmas Carol 10/11/2010
2. A Song Of Doubt 10/11/2010
3. Babyhood 10/11/2010
4. Daniel Gray 10/11/2010
5. Picture 10/11/2010
6. Prelude 10/11/2010
7. The Mistress Of The Manse 10/11/2010
8. Who Can Tell What A Baby Thinks? 10/11/2010
9. Cradle Song 1/6/2015
10. Lullaby 10/11/2010
11. Persons 10/11/2010
12. A Song Of Faith 10/11/2010
13. God, Give Us Men! 10/11/2010
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God, Give Us Men!

GOD, give us men!
A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in ...

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