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Poem: The Book of Martyrs

Poem 17 Poem 19 The Book of Martyrs Read, sweet, how others strove, Till we are stouter; What they renounced, Till we are less afraid; How many times they bore The faithful witness, Till w…

Brewer's: Martyr

(Greek) simply means a witness, but is applied to one who witnesses a good confession with his blood. The martyr king. Charles I. of England, beheaded January 30th, 1649. He was buried at…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: The Martyrs

by EmilyDickinsonCompensationA PrayerThe Martyrs The Martyrs Through the straight pass of suffering The martyrs even trod, Their feet upon temptation, Their faces upon God. A stately, shr…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: The Martyrs

Compensation A Prayer The Martyrs Through the straight pass of suffering The martyrs even trod, Their feet upon temptation, Their faces upon God. A stately, shriven company; Convul…

Walt Whitman: The Wallabout Martyrs

The Wallabout MartyrsGreater than memory of Achilles or Ulysses, More, more by far to thee than tomb of Alexander, Those cart loads of old charnel ashes, scales and splints of mouldy bones, On…

Christina Rossetti: Martyrs' Song

Martyrs' SongWe meet in joy, though we part in sorrow; We part to-night, but we meet to-morrow. Be it flood or blood the path that's trod, All the same it leads home to God: Be it furnace-fire…

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