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A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,760 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 195
mnybks.net#: 3622
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry

Edited by Janey Hope Marr.

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n the sod:
Onward still their steeds are rushing
Where the shot and shell are crushing;
From his corpse the blood is gushing,
And his soul is with his God.

As they spur on, what strange visions
Flit across each rider's brain!
Thoughts of maidens fair, of mothers,
Friends and sisters, wives and brothers,
Blent with images of others,
Whom they ne'er shall see again.

Onward still the squadrons thunder--
Knightly hearts were their's and brave,
Men and horses without number
All the furrowed ground encumber--
Falling fast to their last slumber--
Bloody slumber! bloody grave!

Of that charge at Balaklava--
In its chivalry sublime--
Vivid, grand, historic pages
Shall descend to future ages;
Poets, painters, hoary sages
Shall record it for all time;

Telling how those English horsemen
Rode the Russian gunners down;
How with ranks all torn and shattered;

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