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=LOST= Declaration of War


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At this, the hour that =LOST= affirms our unyielding, unbreakable allegiance to our brethren by heeding the rapturous call to war, I entreat you to regard the words of the Quaker poet John Scott of Amwell (1730-1783):

[quote][i]The Drum[/i]

I hate that drum’s discordant sound,
Parading round, and round, and round:
To thoughtless youth it pleasure yields,
And lures from cities and from fields,
To sell their liberty for charms
Of tawdry lace, and glittering arms;
And when Ambition’s voice commands,
To March, and fight, and fall, in foreign lands.

I hate that drum’s discordant sound,
Parading round, and round, and round:
To me it talks of ravaged plains,
And burning towns, and ruined swains,
And mangled limbs, and dying groans,
And widow’s tears, and orphans’ moans;
And all that Misery’s hand bestows,
To fill the catalogue of human woes.[/quote]

The wretched consequences war yields appear unjustifiable. But for we, the blood warriors of =LOST=, the disconsolate outcomes of battle prove worthwhile when done in the name of defending our Complaints and Grievances Union bondsmen.

In that spirit, I call upon all thee who witness this [b]Declaration of War against The Hanseatic League[/b] to dwell upon the words of Thomas Osbert Mordaunt (1730-1809):

[quote][i]The Call[/i]

SOUND, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
Throughout the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name.[/quote]



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