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Poems by Patience Strong

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A group of islands, loved and lovely, first a colony -
    Strung out like a necklace flung across the southern seas -
Now a beautiful Dominion, God's own gift to us -
    A jewel in the Israel crown, a pearl most marvellous
Rich in churches, farms and cities; pastures, cattle, sheep -
    where this people British-bred their ancient laws may keep.


First of Britain's family to come to Britain's aid -