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George Herbert Clarke, ed. (1873–1953).  A Treasury of War Poetry.  1917.
64. Three Hills
By Everard Owen
THERE is a hill in England,
  Green fields and a school I know,
Where the balls fly fast in summer,
  And the whispering elm-trees grow,
      A little hill, a dear hill,        5
  And the playing fields below.
There is a hill in Flanders,
  Heaped with a thousand slain,
Where the shells fly night and noontide
  And the ghosts that died in vain,—        10
      A little hill, a hard hill
  To the souls that died in pain.
There is a hill in Jewry,
  Three crosses pierce the sky,
On the midmost He is dying        15
  To save all those who die,—
      A little hill, a kind hill
  To souls in jeopardy.
  Harrow, December, 1915


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