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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Julia Richman
By Helen Gray Cone
 
COME all who serve the city, all who serve
  The glorious golden city of our dream,
With true heart-service that can never swerve,
  How faint soe’er the strength or far the gleam—
Come sorrow proudly for our comrade passed        5
  Into the silence: one who served indeed
In all things, even unto the least and last,
  Spending herself to meet the moment’s need.
Share memories of that strong, illumined face,
  Keen speech, and courage springing to the test,        10
And all the fervor of the ancient race
  That finds its longed-for East in this young West.
Be this the sum, the last word best of all:
  She built her life into the city wall.
 
 
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