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An Ode On The Return Of The Troops

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Forth from the city in our cars we drove,
Until we halted at the pasture ground.
The general came, and there with ardor strove
A note of zeal throughout the host to sound.
'Direct from court I come, by orders bound
The march to hasten';--it was thus he spake.
Then with the carriage-officers around,
He strictly charged them quick despatch to make:--
'Urgent the King's affairs, forthwith the field we take.'

While there we stopped, the second corps appeared,
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Kayode Are 05 July 2017

Great tribute to soldiering. Cannot reconcile the translators use of our cars we drove with warfare in ancient China.

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