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Melville And Coghill - The Place Of The Little Hand
 by Andrew Lang

DEAD, with their eyes to the foe,
Dead, with the foe at their feet;
Under the sky laid low
Truly their slumber is sweet,
Though the wind from the Camp of the
Slain Men blow,
And the rain on the wilderness beat.

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Births on this day in history

  • 05/20/1949 - Michèle Roberts - English author and poet
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  • 05/20/1811 - Alfred Domett - English-New Zealand poet and politician

Deaths on this day in history

  • 05/20/1971 - Waldo Williams - Welsh poet and academic (b. 1904)
  • 05/20/1940 - Verner von Heidenstam - Swedish author and poet
  • 05/20/1864 - John Clare - English poet (b. 1793)
  • 05/20/1841 - Joseph Blanco White - Spanish poet and theologian (b. 1775)