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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
To Simon Wolf
By George Alexander Kohut
 
DEAR brother, brave and battle-scarred and bold,
  Whose kindling zeal my chastened spirit drew,
  And marshals now a myriad retinue
  To pave a path of safety for the Jew—
In striving youthful and in service old,        5
  Alert, unresting, dominant and proud,
  Forgetting not the fealty you vowed
In common with the Fathers, at the Mount,
  Where God revealed His Covenant in flame—
  Yours is a great, imperishable name!        10
  Who else an equal heritage can claim,
Or render such illustrious account!
  And yet instead of coveting, we plead
  A portion of your spirit for our need.
 
 
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