*New song in 1927 sung by Cliff Edwards, which was made made popular again in the 50s and 60s with versions by Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Paul Anka, Dean Martin, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, and more.
PHRASES OFTEN MET - IV:
chef-d'oeuve (Fr.) - masterpiece. comme il faut (Fr.) - as it should be. coup d'etat (Fr.) - stroke of state, sudden and decisive blow, measures taken by a government when a state is thought to be in danger. coup de grace (Fr.) - stroke of mercy, the finishing stroke. debut (Fr.) - first appearance, the beginning of an enterprise.
Poem clipped from the newspaper, stuck in these pages:
One Bright Hour
This one bright hour shall be to me
Banner and shield in one
For it will shed its radiance
After my life is done.
So much within it shone afar
Night cannot be so drear
Nor tears so bitter ever again
Pain, nor grief nor fear.
So warm the happiness I find
A happiness you give.
Its comfort will go with me always
All the years I live
And I shall raise it in the wind
When I go out at last
Its strength shall keep my courage firm
My faith, secure, steadfast.