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JOHN DAVIDSON
English poet
(1857 - 1909)

We lie and listen to the hissing waves,
  Wherein our boat seems sharpening its keel,
    Which on the sea's face all unthankful graves
      An arrowed scratch as with a tool of steel.
      - In a Music-Hall and Other Poems (l. 17)
        [Boating]

From fear in every guise,
  From sloth, from love of pelf,
    By war's great sacrifice
      The world redeems itself.
      - War Song [War]


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