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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
 
A Toast
By Gelett Burgess
 
HERE’S to the cause, let who will get the glory!
Here’s to the cause, and a fig for the story!
The braggarts may tell it, who serve but for fame;
There’ll be more than enough that will die for the name!
And though, in some eddy, our vessels, unsteady,        5
Be stranded and wrecked, ere the victory’s won,
Let the current sweep by us! O death! Come and try us!
What if laggards win praise, if the cause shall go on?
 
 
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