Porter, Sir Robert Ker (1777 - 1842)
'The Soldier Tired of War Alarms' (Arne, 'Artaxerxes', 1762) Pencil and watercolour. Signed. Inscribed to the wash line mount in a later hand. 7.5x5.5 inches.


The soldier tir'd of war's alarms / forswears the clang of / hostile arms, and scorns / the spear and shield. / But if the brazen trumpet / sound, he burns with conquest / to be crown'd and dares / again the field.

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