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[Wherefore, Lord, do we wage war?]

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon

Publication: Forward

Published: 14 June 1913

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Microfilm
Pages(s): 6

This poem appears in 'Our Suffrage Columns - Conducted by Janie Allan' - a Scottish militant suffragette, who lived to over 100 years of age.  The short poem appears in an article on 'Emily Wilding Davison, Martyr' - an English suffragette who, like Allan, participated in hunger strikes - and it reads: 'Wherefore, Lord, do we wage war? / For lofty virtue, for high endeavour, for sublime wisdom; / Therefore, are we called warriors'.