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GREEK GIPSIES IN CHESHIRE.…

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' LEST WE FORGET.'"

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LEST WE FORGET.' Sir,—The Jubilee, with all its pomp and circumstance, has, with wonderful rapidity, passed into history, and one feels inclined to begin to think, perhaps with mingled feelings, of the next, the happening of which is a real possibility within ten years. I venture to think that the note of solemn warning which Mr. Rudyard Kipling has sounded in the following lines (which appeared in the Times of July 17th) is worthy of being treasured up in our national memory—' lest we forget.' I do not think they have been much copied into local papers, hence I venture to ask your kind insertion of them in your paper. One shrinks from the thought of the idolatry which has marked the celebrations of the Jubilee, and the ominous clouds gathering in India, accentuate Mr. Kipling's words. Is it not strange that it should have been left to a novelist, not usually given to religious writing, to send out this reminder—' Lest we forget ?'-Yours faithfully, MEMINI. Chester, August 18th, 1897. RECESSIONAL. God of our fathers, known of old- Lord of our far-flung battle-line— Beneath Whose awful Hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine— Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget-lest we forget! The tumult and the shouting dies- The captains and the kings depart- Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget-lest we forget! Far-called, our navies melt away- On dune and headland sinks the fire- Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Ninevah and Tyre Judge of the Nations, spare us yet, Lest we forget-lest we forget! If, drunk with sight of power, we loose Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe- Such boastings as the Gentiles use Or lesser breeds without the Law- Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget! For heathen heart that puts her trust In reeking tube and iron shard All valiant dust that builds on dust, And guarding calls not Thee to guard- For frantic boast and foolish word, Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord! Amen. RUDYARD KIPLING. The Times, July 17th, 1897.

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