Roget's Int'l Thesaurus
Fowler's King's English
The King James Bible
Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Frazer's Golden Bough
Shelf of Fiction
Counter-Attack and Other Poems
Counter-Attack and Other Poems.
The effect of our bombardment was terrific.
One man told me he had never seen so many dead before.
never seen so many dead before.
They sprawled in yellow daylight while he swore
And gasped and lugged his everlasting load
Of bombs along what once had been a road.
How peaceful are the dead.
Who put that silly gag in some ones head?
Hed never seen so many dead before.
The lilting words danced up and down his brain,
While corpses jumped and capered in the rain.
No, no; he wouldnt count them any more...
The dead have done with pain:
Theyve choked; they cant come back to life again.
When Dick was killed last week he looked like that,
Flapping along the fire-step like a fish,
After the blazing crump had knocked him flat...
How many dead? As many as ever you wish.
Dont count em; theyre too many.
Wholl buy my nice fresh corpses, two a penny?
to shop the