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CHARLES JEAN MARIE LOYSON (PERE HYACINTHE)
French pulpit orator, divine and theologian
(1827 - 1912)

For what this whirlwind all aflame?
  This thunderstroke of hellish ire,
    Setting the universe afire?
      While millions upon millions came
        Into a very storm of war?
          For a scrap of paper.
            [Fr., Pourquoi cette trombe enflammee
              Qui vient foudroyer l'univers?
                Cet embrasement de l'enfer?
                  Ce tourbillonnement d'armees
                    Par mille milliers de milliers?
                      --C'est pour un chiffon de papier.]
      - Pour un Chiffon de Papier,
        (translated by Edward Brabbook), in "Notes and Queries", Jan. 6, 1917, p. 5
        [War]


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