The Great War

from The Man Who Saw, an electronic edition

Nurse Cavell

WHEN that most false evangel ever yet

Proclaimed with soulless voice from shore to shore--

The gospel of Blood and Iron--shall have met

Its doom, and be no more;

This woman's Iron courage shall resound

Above all fame the gloating sword confers;

This woman's Blood shall cry out of the ground

Against her Murderers.