Excerpt from Siege of Calais: And Other Poems
Clomb archers, slingers, lancers; all In whose thin arms the pith remained To wield a weapon battle stained For wife and child and native town, To strike the hated English down.
So back and forth the strife had rolled Thr... ough summer's green and autumn's gold And winter's chill and spring's soft breath A year of weariness and death.
No ships, full freighted over seas, Brought sustenance to bustling quays. N o produce-laden wagon trains Rolled in to swell the farmer's gains And satisfy hard hunger's pains.
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