This book, together with A Book of Broadsheets makes up an anthology of the 1915 broadsheets distributed by The Times to members of H.M. Forces serving in the trenches of World War I. The volume contains a wide variety of rich literature form before the war and was designed to give soldiers entertainment. It includes extracts from the works of Francis Bacon, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens.
List of contents
I. FOUR POEMS ON THE WAR 1. ‘For All We have and 4* e ': Rudyard Kipling (From Twenty Poems, Methuen & Co. Ltd., by courtesy of the author) 2. In to Battle : Julian Grenfell (By courtesy of Lady Desborough) 3. To Women : Laurence Binyon (By courtesy of the author and Messrs. Elkin Mathews ScMarrot) 4. The Wife of Flanders: G. K. Chesterton II. THREE ESSAYS BY FRANCIS BACON . 1. Of Death 2. Of Revenge 3. Of Adversity III. THE SONG OF DEBORAH ….To… HOW TO MANAGE A SEA-FIGHT: Captain John Smith ....... (From Sea Grammar, 1627) SOME IRISH POEMS .1. Dark Rosaleen : James Clarence Mangan 2. A Retort : Emily Lawless 3. Corrymeela: Moira O’Neill, A RIDE ON A BUFFALO: Captain Mayne Reid (From The Scalp-Hunters), SCROOGE’S VISITORS: Charles Dickens (From A Christmas Carol
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This book, together with A Book of Broadsheets makes up an anthology of the 1915 broadsheets distributed by The Times to members of H.