LOVE AND EMPIRE
By E. NESBIT
AUTHOR OF “LAYS AND LEGENDS,” “A POMANDER OF VERSE,” ETC
ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO
“After Sixty Years” appeared on June 22, 1897, in the Daily News; “To the Queen of England” and many other verses in the Pall Mall Gazette; “A Song of Peace and Honour” and “A Song of Trafalgar” in the Daily Chronicle, and certain other verses in the Athenæum. To the Editors of these papers my thanks are due.
TO HUBERT BLAND
TO you the harvest of my toil has come,
Beause of all that lies its sheaves between;
You taught me first what Love and Empire mean,
And to your hands I bring my harvest home.
(in order of appearance)