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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 748
 
 
Julia Ward Howe. (1819–1910) (continued)
 
7441
    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.
          Battle Hymn of the Republic.
7442
    Weave no more silks, ye Lyons looms,
  To deck our girls for gay delights!
The crimson flower of battle blooms,
  And solemn marches fill the nights.
          Our Orders.
7443
    The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed,
Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed:
’T was red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe;
And the stars that fight in their courses ’gainst tyrants its symbols know.
          The Flag.
 
Alice Cary. (1820–1871)
 
7444
    My soul is full of whispered song,—
  My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
  Are full of life and light.
          Dying Hymn.
 
Henry Howard Brownell. (1820–1872)
 
7445
    Up the River of Death
  Sailed the Great Admiral!
          The River Fight.
7446
    You might have deemed our long gun-deck
  Two hundred feet of hell. 1 
          The River Fight.
 
Note 1.
Remark attributed to General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891): War is hell. Henry van Dyke: On the St. Gaudens Statue of Sherman:—
  This is the soldier brave enough to tell
  The glory-dazzled world that “war is hell.” [back]
 

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