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CRUX VIA CAELORUM: 3, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The scars of many a blow
Last Line: And I shrink, suff'ring less for heavenly bliss?
Subject(s): Soldiers


The scars of many a blow
Can the maim'd soldier show,
Yet still unto the war does go.
Fame makes him watch many a winter night,
He sleeps oft on the ground;
With hunger, thirst, and foes he oft must fight,
And all but for a sound.
Whole long days must he march,
When all his force is spent;
The scorching sun his skin doth parch,
Yet is his heart content.
Shall then for fame a soldier do all this,
And I shrink, suff'ring less for heavenly bliss?





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