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English Poetry. Henry Newbolt. On Spion Kop. Генри Ньюболт.






Henry Newbolt (Генри Ньюболт)

On Spion Kop

Foremost of all on battle's fiery steep
  Here VERTUE fell, and here he sleeps his sleep.*
A fairer name no Roman ever gave
  To stand sole monument on Valour's grave.

* Major N. H. Vertue, of the Buffs, Brigade-Major to General
Woodgate, was buried where he fell, on the edge of Spion Kop,
in front of the British position.

Henry Newbolt’s other poems:

  1. The Death of Admiral Blake
  2. The Quarter-Gunner’s Yarn
  3. For a Trafalgar Cenotaph
  4. The Gay Gordons
  5. The Non-Combatant




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