Sir Henry Newbolt

Sir Henry Newbolt

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Sir Henry John Newbolt, CH (6 June 1862 – 19 April 1938) was an English poet, novelist and historian. He is perhaps best remembered for his poems "Vitaï Lampada" and "Drake's Drum".
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Rondel - II

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(from the French of Wenceslas,
Duke of Brabant and Luxembourg, who died in 1384
)Long ago to thee I
Body, soul, and all I have---  Nothing in the world I keep:
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The Grenadiers Good-Bye

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"When Lieutenant Murray fell, the only words he spoke were,'Forward,
Grenadiers
'"---Press Telegram
Here they halted, here once more  Hand from hand was rent;
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The Volunteer

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He leap to arms unbidden,
Unneeded, over-bold;
His face by earth is hidden,
His heart in earth is cold
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Hope The Hornblower

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"Hark ye, hark to the winding horn;
Sluggards, awake, and front the morn
Hark ye, hark to the winding horn;  The sun's on meadow and mill
Follow me, hearts that love the chase;
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Gavotte

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(Old French)Memories long in music sleeping, No more sleeping, No more dumb;
Delicate phantoms softly creeping Softly back from the old-world come
Faintest odours around them straying, Suddenly straying In chambers dim;
Whispering s...
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In July

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His beauty bore no token, No sign our gladness shook;
With tender strength unbroken The hand of Life he took:
But the summer flowers were falling, Falling and fading away,
And mother birds were calling, Crying and calling For their ...
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Imogen

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(A Lady of Tender Age)Ladies, where were your bright eyes glancing, Where were they glancing yester-night
Saw ye Imogen dancing, dancing, Imogen dancing all in white
Laughed she not with a pure delight, Laughed she not with a joy serene,...
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Balade

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(from the French of Wenceslas,
Duke of Brabant and Luxembourg, who died in 1384
)I cannot tell, of twain beneath this bond,
Which one in grief the other goes beyond,---Narcissus, who to end the pain he
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Victoria Regina

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A thousand years by sea and land Our race hath served the island kings,
But not by custom's dull command To-day with song her Empire rings:
Not all the glories of her birth, Her armed renown and ancient throne,
Could make her less t...
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The Vikings Song

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When I thy lover first  Shook out my canvas
And like a pirate burst  Into that dreaming sea,
The land knew no such thirst  As then tormented me
Now when at eve returned  I near that shore divine,
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The Toy Band

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Dreary lay the long road, dreary lay the town,
Lights out and never a glint o' moon:
Weary lay the stragglers, half a thousand down,
Sad sighed the weary big Dragoon
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Felix Antonius

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(After Martial)To-day, my friend is seventy-five; He tells his tale with no regret; His brave old eyes are steadfast yet,
His heart the
lightest heart alive
He sees behind him green and wide The pathway of his pilgrim years; He sees...
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The Bright Medusa

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She's the daughter of the breeze,
She's the darling of the seas,  And we call her, if you please, the bright
Medu--sa_;
From beneath her bosom
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Messmates

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He gave us all a good-bye cheerily  At the first dawn of day;
We dropped him down the side full drearily  When the light died away
It's a dead dark watch that he's a-keeping there,
And a long, long night that lags a-creeping there,
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Fideles Grassy Tomb

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The Squire sat propped in a pillowed chair,
His eyes were alive and clear of care,
But well he knew that the hour was
To bid good-bye to his ancient home
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Homeward Bound

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After long labouring in the windy ways, On smooth and shining tides Swiftly the great ship glides, Her storms forgot, her weary watches past;
Northward she glides, and through the enchanted haze Faint on the verge her far hope dawns at last
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