A Word in Sea­son (1940)

This England - - The Editor's Letter - LORD DUNSANY (1878-1957)

“Eng­land is a do­mes­tic coun­try; here home is revered and the hearth sa­cred.” — BEN­JAMIN DISRAELI (1804-1881)

Since An­gle, Jute and Saxon be­came one With Nor­man, never have we lost a war, Even though Eng­land bears full many a scar Of old dis­as­ters and we oft have known De­feat, as when there strug­gled for the throne The white rose and the red, or an ill star Shone on King Charles and Cromwell, or afar Corn­wal­lis and his men were over­thrown; But al­ways, when we came upon de­feat, English with English fought.

No for­eign power Has ever yet laid Eng­land at its feet. And those that wait and watch us at this hour, Like wolves about a camp, do well to wait, For to fight Eng­land is like fight­ing Fate.

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