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Moors and tours of old England | 31-Aug-10

Enquirer is looking for a poem they learnt as a child in the 1940s which includes the lines:

"the moors and tours of old England,
the wild Irish glens and the bogs,
the banks and the braes of the Highlands
and Holland the country of fogs".

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


Americans All, by Minna Irving
From the moors and the tors of old England.
The wild Irish glens and the bogs,
The banks and the braes of the Highlands,
And Holland, the country of fogs;
From the Rhine and the Seine and the Tiber,
And the Alps, where the yodelers call,
Susanne Woodman

the poem is "Americans All" written by Minna Irving in 1898 immediately after the USS Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor. Unless you learned it as a child, as I did, I have not been able to find it in print anywhere.
lenore green

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