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The Byron Fragment (Breaker Morant)

This untitled poem was written by Lord Byron in 1820:



When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home,

Let him combat for that of his neighbors;

Let him think of the glories of Greece and Rome,

And get knocked on his head for his labors.



To do good to mankind is the chivalrous plan,

And is always nobly requited;

Then battle for freedom wherever you can,

And, if not shot or hanged, you’ll get knighted.
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