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But if men break the Charter, you may slay them in the street.

And if you paint one post for them, then … but you know it well,

You paint a harlot’s face to drag all heroes down to hell.”

ALL TOGETHER

Almighty God to all mankind on Christmas Day said He:

“I rent you from the old red hills and, rending, made you free.

There was charter, there was challenge; in a blast of breath I gave;

You can be all things other; you cannot be a slave.

You shall be tired and tolerant of fancies as they fade,

But if men doubt the Charter, ye shall call on the Crusade —

Trumpet and torch and catapult, cannon and bow and blade,

Because it was My challenge to all the things I made.”

The Washington Times