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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
The Lost Battle
By Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (Mother Alphonsa) (1851–1926)
 
[From Along the Shore. 1888.]

TO his heart it struck such terror
  That he laughed a laugh of scorn—
The man in the soldier’s doublet,
  With the sword so bravely worn.
 
It struck his heart like the frost-wind        5
  To find his comrades fled,
While the battle-field was guarded
  By the heroes who lay dead.
 
He drew his sword in the sunlight,
  And called with a long halloo:        10
“Dead men, there is one living
  Shall stay it out with you!”
 
He raised a ragged standard,
  This lonely soul in war,
And called the foe to onset,        15
  With shouts they heard afar.
 
They galloped swiftly toward him.
  The banner floated wide;
It sank; he sank beside it
  Upon his sword, and died.        20
 
 
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