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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
40. Nineteen-Fourteen
 
V. The Soldier
 
By Rupert Brooke
 
 
IF I should die, think only this of me:
  That there’s some comer of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
  In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,        5
  Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
  Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
  A pulse in the eternal mind, no less        10
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
  Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
  In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
 

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