The Song of the Flag

A National Ode

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Author: Eric Mackay
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,084 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 471
Added to site: 2008.05.13
mnybks.net#: 20878
Genre: Poetry
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And of the throne where Chivalry has sat
Acclaimed in bower and town
For England's high renown!--
And of these happy isles where men are free
And masters of the sea,
The million-mouthëd sea,
That calls to us from shore to furthest shore--
That fought for us of yore,--
The thunder-throated, foam-frequented sea
That sounds the psalm of Victory evermore!

II.

For England's sake to-day,--
And for this flag of ours which, to the blast,
Unfurls, in proud array,
Its glittering width of splendour unsurpassed,--
For England's sake,
For our dear Sovereign's sake,--
We cry all shame on traitors, high and low,
Whose word let no

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