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PRINCETON, by            
First Line: He dropped his book; he left his task
Last Line: Where he lies to-day.
Subject(s): Princeton, New Jersey


He dropped his book; he left his task;
He cast his gown away,
Hearing a great cry in the wind:
"It is The Day -- The Day!"
Out of the river and under the hill,
His ship went down the bay.

God knows the rose grew tall and fair
In Flanders' fields, and Picardy;
And bird-songs once filled all the air
From meadow grass, and swaying tree;
God knows the children's dreams were sweet
As any dream could be.

He rose at the first bugle-note,
Putting his youth away,
With morning light upon his face
And a high heart and gay.
I think that God hath blessed the ground
Where he lies to-day.





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