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1914 & other Poems


by Rupert Brooke

Appel Quai on the River Miljacka, in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie.
Text:
Sarajevo, Appel Quai - Appelova Obala
Reverse:
Verlag Simon Kattan, Sarajevo 1910, No. 11. Post card - Carte postale - Postkarte - Cartolina postale - Dopisnica - Levelezo Lap - Briefkaart. Jeder Nachdruck wird gerichtlich verfolgt.
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Appel Quai on the River Miljacka, in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie.

1914 & other Poems by Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

Born at Rugby, August 3, 1887

Fellow of King's, 1913

Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., September 1914

Antwerp Expedition, October 1914

Sailed with British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, February 28, 1915

Died in the Aegean, April 23, 1915



V. The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me :

That there's some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed ;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England's, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.



And think this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts of England given ;

Her sights and sounds ; dreams happy as her day ;

And laughter, learnt of friends ; and gentleness,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, Limited, 1915

Copyright: 1915 by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.