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Not only that we face in a fair field
Our valiant foe and all his deadly tools,
But also that we turn disdainful backs
On that poor world we scorn yet die to shield --
That world of cowards, hypocrites, and fools."
Excerpt from "Sonnet XI" by Alan Seeger, an American poet who died on July 4, 1916, fighting for France in World War I.