In The Pass Of Killicranky Poem by William Wordsworth

In The Pass Of Killicranky

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SIX thousand veterans practised in war's game,
Tried men, at Killicranky were arrayed
Against an equal host that wore the plaid,
Shepherds and herdsmen.--Like a whirlwind came
The Highlanders, the slaughter spread like flame;
And Garry, thundering down his mountain-road,
Was stopped, and could not breathe beneath the load
Of the dead bodies.--'Twas a day of shame
For them whom precept and the pedantry
Of cold mechanic battle do enslave.
O for a single hour of that Dundee,
Who on that day the word of onset gave!
Like conquest would the Men of England see;
And her Foes find a like inglorious grave.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Castellenas John 07 April 2019

One of the great war poems. Honored many who did not come home. A outstanding poem.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 21 September 2017

Like conquest would the Men of England see; And her Foes find a like inglorious grave. nicely penned poem.

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Soul Watcher 24 May 2016

This is a very lovely poem thanks to who shared it

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* Sunprincess * 28 March 2016

........very nicely penned...a world filled with peace is beautiful ?

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