Mine and Thine (1904)/Picquart

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Mine and Thine (1904) by Florence Earle Coates
Picquart

PICQUART

For love of justice and for love of truth— 
 Aye, 't was for these, for these he put aside
 Place and preferment, fortune and the pride
 Of fair renown; the friends he prized, in sooth,
All the rewards of an illustrious youth,
 And set his strength against a swollen tide,
 And gave his spirit to be crucified—
 For love of justice and for love of truth.


Keeper of the abiding scroll of fame,
 Lo! we intrust to thee a hero's name!
 Life, like a restless river, hurrying by,
Bears us so swiftly on, we may forget
 The name to which we owe so deep a debt;
 But guard it thou, nor suffer it to die!