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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
September 13
On General Wolfe
          In the Church of Westerham in Kent, where he was born.
  Quebec was taken by the British under Wolfe from the French under Montcalm, on Sept. 13, 1759. Both commanders were killed in the battle.

WHILE George in sorrow bows his laurelled head,
And bids the artist grace the soldier dead,—
We raise no sculptured trophe to thy name,
Brave youth! the fairest in the lists of fame.
Proud of thy birth, we boast th’ auspicious year;        5
Struck with thy fall, we shed the general tear;
With humble grief inscribe one artless stone,—
And from thy matchless honor date our own.

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