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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.

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ARM 1 yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict: for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altars. As the will of God is in heaven, even so let Him do.  1
Note 1. Church Service. Accingimini. Antiphon for Trinity-tide Magnificat. Tr. by G. H. Palmer in ‘Antiphons from the Salisbury Antiphoner’, p. 74. This is a good example of the sort of beauty which we lost when the Reformers sheared our services—and of what many besides myself wish to see restored. [back]
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