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Who wait upon -

After the risk is taken,

the challenge given

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allow for the lull,

for the blank suspension

of all action

until - like

glittering legions summoned

from a ring of ramparts

hard against heaven -

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the forces are drawn

on to the field chosen:

and there felled

by no man's weapon.

Reprinted with permission of the executors of the estate of Robert Peel.

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