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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
“Not ’mid the clash of arms he won”
By Louis Meyerhardt
NOT ’mid the clash of arms he won
  An evanescent fame.
Nor in a nation’s councils gained
  A statesman’s honored name;
But in humanity’s great cause        5
  He nobly did his part,
So shall his loved memory be
  Enshrined in every heart.
With lavish hand, on all alike,
  His charity bestowing,        10
None sought in vain his kindly heart,
  With generous impulse glowing.
More lasting far than marble shaft,
  Or mausoleum grand,
His mem’ry shall remain, while sounds        15
  His fame in every land.

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