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To All who Fought for
England


Soldiers of King Alfred's land,
    Faithful ones who died;
Who in Holiest Presence stand,
    Washed in crimson tide;
Even now you may have read
    What God hath in store
For the race that Alfred led—
    Peerless prince of yore!

You that fought and would have died
    Had it been God's will;
You, by fiery battle tried,
    Who are with us still;
May He bless and guide your ways,
    While our England's made
In the swiftly coming days
    All that Alfred prayed!

 

CONTENTS
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ENGLISH LYRICS

PAGE

The Poet's Reward

1

The Lily-Maid of Brindle

3

The Pleasures of Toil

5

The Heart of Robert Burns

6

The Bard and the Barrister

9

A Thousand Rhymes

12

The Hour of Rest

13

The Two Noble Brothers

14

To Mary Winefride

16

To Another Mary

16

To My Old Schoolmaster

17

The Pure Heart's Prayer

18

To Tennyson

19

My Love was but a Lassie

21

Lines for "The Times"

23

To a Hospital Nurse

23

Past-Time Pictures

25

"Twenty-One"

27

The Little Thatched Cot in the Nook

27

The Angel-Bride

29

A Broken Heart

31

The Old Home in Bonnie Hoghton Lane

32

For Erin

34

Shall England be Re-conquered?

35

Gentle Mary

40

Ode to a Sister of Notre Dame

41

Our Lady of Blackburn

43

Walton-le-Dale

46

The Little Church Under the Hill

48

Cuthbert de Hoghton and Helen Macdonald

50

The "Month's Mind" of Father Thomas Bolton

51

Thomas Ashworth

53

James Watson Lonsdale M.D.

55

Thomas Shorrock

56

James Shorrock

57

Oswald Duxbury

58

Henry Neville

59

The Heroes of the Heart

60

A Christmas Carol

63

The Old Year and the New

64

The Smile of a Friend

66

To a Lark

67

Duty and Delight

69

The Fountain of Love

69

Sea and River

71

The Seven Years' War

73

The Angel-Mother

75

At the Golden Gate

76

The White-Haired Singer

79

The King's Visit

81

An Angel's Name

84

Love and Anger

86

Peace

88

Persevere

89

The Rebound

90

The Ballad of Lily-Mary

92

My Friend across the Main

96

The Evening Star

99

The Music on the Wind

100

The Toiler's Wife

102

Why Should I Fear?

103

Saint Augustine of England

105

To a Friendly Critic

107

Two judgments

108

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SONNETS AND SONNET-STANZAS

PAGE

Faith

110

Tennyson

111

Sunshine After Gloom

111

William Billington

112

To Hendrik Conscience

113

John Critchley Prince

113

To Hope

114

Love Eternal

115

Father Richard Dunderdale

115

Hoghton Tower

116

Charles Swain

117

An Afternoon in November

118

Scandal

118

To Orby Shipley

119

"Edward the Confessor"

120

Adelaide Anne Procter

120

Theobald Mathew

121

To the Belgians. (1914.)

122

To My Son

122

Peter Lonsdale

123

To Two Alfreds

124

The Isle of Peace

124

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SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE

PAGE

The Young Crusaders. (1914.)

126

To the Prussian War Lords

128

O Listen, Gallant Fellows!

129

The Heroes

131

The Yankees

134

Victory!

135

The Great Peace

137

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WITH THE CHILDREN

PAGE

Two Little "Wills" Away

138

Sweet Hannah

140

At a Baby's Grave

141

The Lily and the Rose

142

The Knight and the Squire

143

A Story of King Alfred

144

A Voice from Heaven

148

Two Little Orphans

151

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GLOSSARY TO THE DIALECT POEMS

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LANCASHIRE SONGS AND BALLADS

PAGE

Owd Betty's Dowters

167

Dicky Blue

169

Nowt for Nowt

172

Owd Pinder's Fiddle

175

Con Freddy Come?

177

When Farmin' Doesn'd Pay

180

Billy Bantam's Bride

182

Yo're Welcome, King George an' Queen Mary

188

When Rowland Coom Over the Lea

190

Yon Little Lass o' Mine

193

Yon Little Lad Next Door

195

Th' New Babby

197

Ony Good Lord Afoor Nooan

199

Jim Gradely

200

Billy an' Betty

203

Sweet Maggie

204

Johnny an' Jane

205

Owd England Needs Us O

208

God Bless Thee, Dick!

210

Come Jack, Owd Lad!

212

Th' Fost Cab

213

Th' Owd Cot I Were Born In

215

Honest Roger

217

Schoo'mates Together

219

Th' Owd Gate Deawn at th' End of Eawr Fowd

220

Deawn Bi T' Ribble Side

223

Johnny's Watch

225

The Winter's Comin' On, Mi Lass

228

When Th' Leet Fades Away

230

Owd Jemmy

231

Th' Hooam of a Lancashire Mon

233

He Couldn'd Come

235

Give Every Mon His Due

238

A Country Life For Me

240

Eawr Dick's Beawn A-Cooartin' To-Neet

242

Philosopher Bill

244

Merry Mates

246

 


 

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