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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Songs of Greater Britain (1899)
I. Red, White and Blue
By Cicely Fox-Smith (1882–1954)
 
SONS of the seagirt land,
Strong round the banner stand,
  Steadfast and true!
Honour and loyalty
Ever our watchword be!        5
Flutter o’er land and sea
  Red, white and blue!
 
Red for the life-blood shed,
When for their country bled
  Brave men and true!        10
White for our stainless name,
Blue for our faith and fame,
Guarding from every shame
  Red, white and blue!
 
Britons, while earth endure,        15
Keep we our ’scutcheon pure
  Centuries through!
Long may Britannia’s fame
Inviolate remain—
Ever without a stain        20
  Red, white and blue!
 
 
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