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Samuel Rogers: War and the Great in War let others sing

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

British writers on peace and war

Samuel Rogers: What tho’ the iron school of War erase each milder virtue…

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Samuel Rogers
From The Voyage of Columbus

War and the Great in War let others sing.
Havoc and spoil, and tears and triumphing;
The morning-march that flashes to the sun,
The feast of vultures when the day is done;
And the strange tale of many slain for one!

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