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THE ENGLISH RACE

SELECTED AND EDITED

BY

RAYMOND MACDONALD ALDEN

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1921

P735

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

THE SCRIBNER PRESS

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O ye who in eternal youth
Speak with a living and creative flood
This universal English, and do stand
Its breathing book, live worthy of that grand
Heroic utterance-parted, yet a whole,
Far, yet unsevered, children brave and free
Of the great Mother-tongue, and ye shall be
Lords of an empire wide as Shakespeare's soul,
Sublime as Milton's immemorial theme,
And rich as Chaucer's speech, and fair as Spenser's dream.

SYDNEY DOBELL.

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