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The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses

The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses by G. K. Chesterton
By: (1874-1936)

This book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton, originally published in 1922, contain 35 poems on a variety of subjects.

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The Ballad of St. Barbara AND OTHER VERSES

BY GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON

LONDON CECIL PALMER OAKLEY HOUSE BLOOMSBURY STREET W.C.1.

FIRST EDITION 1922 COPYRIGHT

TO F. C. IN MEMORIAM PALESTINE, '19

Do you remember one immortal Lost moment out of time and space, What time we thought, who passed the portal Of that divine disastrous place Where Life was slain and Truth was slandered On that one holier hill than Rome, How far abroad our bodies wandered That evening when our souls came home?

The mystic city many gated, With monstrous columns, was your own: Herodian stones fell down and waited Two thousand years to be your throne. In the grey rocks the burning blossom Glowed terrible as the sacred blood: It was no stranger to your bosom Than bluebells of an English wood... Continue reading book >>


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