Poem by Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938)




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From the French of Wenceslaus I, Duke of Brabant and Luxembourg

 

Long ago to thee I gave
Body, soul, and all I have —
Nothing in the world I keep:

 

All that in return I crave
Is that thou accept the slave
Long ago to thee I gave —
Body, soul, and all I have.

 

Had I more to share or save,
I would give as give the brave,
Stooping not to part the heap;
Long ago to thee I gave
Body, soul, and all I have —
Nothing in the world I keep.

 

 

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