A Soldier's Life.


From the Bohemian Girl.

A soldier's life has seen of strife,
In all its forms so much,
That no gentler theme, the world will deem
A soldier's life can touch.
In peace or war, in hall or bower,
His heart is still the same,
And on the wings of fame will soar,
The daring soldier's name.
But tell him how some comrade fell,
Upon the battle field,
You see the soldier's bosom swell,
Beneath its iron shield.
In peace or war, &c.