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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Side by Side
By Isabella R. Hess
 
JEW and Christian, side by side,
They rest in the cool earth’s bosom wide—
Or lying deep where the billows sweep,
In the heart of the great green sea they sleep!
Over them flutters the banner fair,        5
While a sadness thrills in the Springtide air.
 
Jew and Christian, side by side,
As men they fought, and as men they died!
Like brothers stood fast at the bugle blast,
Until like brothers they sleep at last.        10
While over them flutters the banner fair,
And a sadness thrills in the Springtide air.
 
Jew and Christian, side by side,
For their common country they lived and died,
And they vigil keep, in their dreamless sleep,        15
O’er the brotherhood that is ours to keep.
While over us flutters the banner fair,
Though a sadness thrills in the Springtide air.
 
 
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