Songs of Action

Songs of Action

by Arthur Conan Doyle


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Book Excerpt: l togetherTo the grey goose-featherAnd the land where the grey goose flew.What of the mark?Ah, seek it not in England,A bold mark, our old markIs waiting over-sea.When the strings harp in chorus,And the lion flag is o'er us,It is there that our mark will be.What of the men?The men were bred in England:The bowmen--the yeomen,The lads of dale and fell.Here's to you--and to you!To the hearts that are trueAnd the land where the true hearts dwell.CREMONA[The French Army, including a part of the Irish Brigade, underMarshal Villeroy, held the fortified town of Cremona during thewinter of 1702. Prince Eugene, with the Imperial Army, surprised itone morning, and, owing to the treachery of a priest, occupied thewhole city before the alarm was given. Villeroy was captured,together with many of the French garrison. The Irish, however,consisting of the regimeRead More

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798680564387
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 08/29/2020
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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