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A selection of war lyrics with illustrations on wood by F. O. C. Darley.
The Cavalry Charge by Edmund C. Stedman.

THE CAVALRY CHARGE.

From "Alice of Monmouth"

Our good steeds snuff the evening air,
 Our pulses with their purpose tingle;
The foeman's fires are twinkling there;
 He leaps to hear our sabres jingle!
   Halt!
 Each carbine sent its whizzing ball 
 Now, cling! clang! forward all,
  Into the fight!


Dash on beneath the smoking dome 
 Thro' level lightnings gallop nearer!
One look to Heaven! No thoughts of home 
 The guidons that we bear are dearer.
   Charge!
Cling! clang! forward all!
Heaven help those whose horses fall 
  Cut left and right!


They flee before our fierce attack!
 They fall! they spread in bruken surges.
Now, comrades, bear our wounded back,
 And leave the foeman to his dirges.
   Wheel!
The bugles sound the swift recall 
Cling! clang! backward all!
  Home and good-night!

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