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Mary Chandler: The noise of war is hushed

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

British writers on peace and war

Women writers on peace and war

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Mary Chandler
From To Mrs. Stephens

What grateful thoughts those awful camps inspire!
Once a dread scene of blood, and war, and fire;
When conquering Romans sat in triumph there,
And death flew hissing through the ‘frighted air.
The slaughter’d natives spread the valleys wide,
And drenched the meadows with a crimson tide.
Now Peace her downy wings spread o’er the scene,
The camp lies harmless on the level green,
The noise of war is hushed, and all a sweet serene.
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How peace and joy from silent order flow!
With cheerful health and friendship ever crowned,
And deal out blessing to the country round!

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