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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (Гилберт Кит Честертон)


Tribute to Gladstone


Lift up your heads; in life, in death,
God knoweth his head was high;
Quit we the coward's broken breath,
Who watched a strong man die.

If ye must say 'No more his peer
Cometh: the flag is furled,'
Stand not too near him; lest we hear
That slander on the world

The good green earth he loved and trod
Is still, with many a scar,
Writ in the chronicles of God
A giant-bearing star.

He fell: but Britain's banner swings
Above his sunken crown;
Black Death shall have his toil of kings
Before the cross goes down.

O young ones of a darker day,
In Art's wan colours clad,
Whose very love and hate are grey,
Whose very sin is sad,

Pass on: one agony long-drawn
Was merrier than your mirth;
When hand in hand came death and dawn
And spring was on the earth. 



Gilbert Keith Chesterton's other poems:
  1. For a War Memorial
  2. The Great Minimum
  3. To Captain Fryatt
  4. On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes
  5. The New Fiction


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