Excerpt from Ripples and Breakers: A Volume of Verse
Scorn not the motto as unmeet For feudal times and battle-cry 3 For fields Where fiery foemen greet The ringing axe with iron sleet, And tread out lives with bloody feet Intent to slay Sure in such fray Some consciousness o... f right must sway The leaders who thus dare to die And golden spurs to victory Are Industry and Probity.
Those feudal times have passed away, Earldom and barony are gone, Castle and lands own other sway Forfeit for treason, so they say 3 Not e'en to us remains to-day The right to bear Their 'scutcheon fair, For rights like these with wealth decay; And even my birth-name is gone. Yet cling I with tenacity T 0 Industry and Probity.
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