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Article about: unused and undated Xmas card for the Welsh Regiment, with a verse from Kipling's 1914 poem, “For All We Have and Are” 1914 FOR all we have and are, For all our children’s fate, Stand up and

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    unused and undated Xmas card for the Welsh Regiment, with a verse from Kipling's 1914 poem,

    “For All We Have and Are”

    1914

    FOR all we have and are,
    For all our children’s fate,
    Stand up and take the war.
    The Hun is at the gate!
    Our world has passed away
    In wantonness o’erthrown.
    There is nothing left to-day
    But steel and fire and stone!
    Though all we knew depart,
    The old Commandments stand;
    “In courage keep your heart,
    In strength lift up your hand.”

    Once more we hear the word
    That sickened earth of old:—
    “No law except the Sword
    Unsheathed and uncontrolled.”
    Once more it knits mankind,
    Once more the nations go
    To meet and break and bind
    A crazed and driven foe.

    Comfort, content, delight,
    The ages’ slow-bought gain,
    They shrivelled in a night.
    Only ourselves remain
    To face the naked days
    In silent fortitude,
    Through perils and dismays
    Renewed and re-renewed.
    Though all we made depart,
    The old Commandments stand;
    “In patience keep your heart,
    In strength lift up your hand.”

    No easy hope or lies
    Shall bring us to our goal,
    But iron sacrifice 35
    Of body, will, and soul.
    There is but one task for al;
    One life for each to give.
    What stands if Freedom fall?
    Who dies if England live?
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Very nice condition for as old as it is, thanks for sharing!

    Mart

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