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Elegy In A Country Churchyard

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The men that worked for England
They have their graves at home:
And bees and birds of England
About the cross can roam.

But they that fought for England,
Following a falling star,
Alas, alas for England
They have their graves afar.

And they that rule in England,
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:) :) O) 19 March 2019

yea can`t figure it out, slightly different titles tho.

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LilaJPW 08 October 2018

Wrong poet! It was not G K Chesterton who wrote that piece of doggerel. It was a fellow by the name of Gray.

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Elizabeth 16 August 2021

Grays elergy is ver different. Chesterton was a master of parody

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Donald Campbell 25 June 2008

I have never come across this so simple poem before. It is as right for today as it was when he wrote it against the politicians of WW1. Tremendous.

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