Sir Henry Newbolt

[Henry Newbolt] (1862 - 1938 / Bilston / England)

Sir Henry Newbolt Poems

1. The Sailing Of The Long-Ships 4/13/2010
2. The Sufi In The City 4/13/2010
3. The Echo 4/13/2010
4. The Grenadier's Good-Bye 4/13/2010
5. The Only Son 4/13/2010
6. The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn 4/13/2010
7. Laudabunt Alii 4/13/2010
8. Peace 4/13/2010
9. Rondel - Ii 4/13/2010
10. The Building Of The Temple 4/13/2010
11. The Last Word 4/13/2010
12. The Viking's Song 4/13/2010
13. The Gay Gordons 4/13/2010
14. The Old And Bold 4/13/2010
15. The Non-Combatant 4/13/2010
16. The Death Of Admiral Blake 4/13/2010
17. The School At War 4/13/2010
18. Rondel - I 4/13/2010
19. Victoria Regina 4/13/2010
20. The Guides At Cabul 4/13/2010
21. Minora Sidera 4/13/2010
22. The Volunteer 4/13/2010
23. The King Of England 4/13/2010
24. The Nile 4/13/2010
25. The Vigil 4/13/2010
26. Moonset 4/13/2010
27. San Stefano 4/13/2010
28. Srahmandazi 4/13/2010
29. Hymn 4/13/2010
30. The Bright Medusa 4/13/2010
31. Vae Victis 4/13/2010
32. In July 4/13/2010
33. Nel Mezzo Del Cammin 4/13/2010
34. Pereunt Et Imputantur 4/13/2010
35. Messmates 4/13/2010
36. Outward Bound 4/13/2010
37. On Spion Kop 4/13/2010
38. Hope The Hornblower 4/13/2010
39. Master And Man 4/13/2010
40. When I Remember 4/13/2010

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Vitaï Lampada

There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night—
Ten to make and the match to win—
A bumping pitch and a blinding light,
An hour to play and the last man in.
And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
Or the selfish hope of a season's fame,
But his captain's hand on his shoulder smote
'Play up! play up! and play the game! '

The sand of the desert is sodden red,—
Red with the wreck of a square that broke; —
The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead,
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England's ...

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He Fell Among Thieves

‘Ye have robb’d,’ said he, ‘ye have slaughter’d and made an end,
Take your ill-got plunder, and bury the dead:
What will ye more of your guest and sometime friend?’
‘Blood for our blood,’ they said.

He laugh’d: ‘If one may settle the score for five,
I am ready; but let the reckoning stand till day:
I have loved the sunlight as dearly as any alive.’
‘You shall die at dawn,’ said they.

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