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First Line: As a gold and scarlet sunset
Last Line: Have naught to do with the years!
Subject(s): Patriotism; War


As a gold and scarlet sunset
Glories a somber day,
So sun-bright acts illumine
Dull hours, drive them away.

The date of the deed? Who recks it?
Such moments are timeless things.
Of old, Leonidas thrills us,
He travels on Fame's wide wings.

The date of the deed? Ah! nothing!
Count it by tears or cheers,
For the men who die for Country
Have naught to do with the years!





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