Lines of Battle, and Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

Lines of Battle, and Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

by Henry Howard Brownell
     
 

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In the first year of the Civil War Hawthorne wrote to an English friend: "Ten thousand poetasters have tried, and tried in vain to give us a rousing 'Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled.' If we fight no better than we sing, may the Lord have mercy upon us and upon the nation!" Hawthorne lived long enough to see that his

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Excerpt from Lines of Battle, and Other Poems

In the first year of the Civil War Hawthorne wrote to an English friend: "Ten thousand poetasters have tried, and tried in vain to give us a rousing 'Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled.' If we fight no better than we sing, may the Lord have mercy upon us and upon the nation!" Hawthorne lived long enough to see that his country men, North and South, could fight. That they could also sing about fighting was perhaps less apparent until the war was past. Naturally the country was more occupied with shooting than with singing while the conflict lasted; and naturally the most enduring poetic memorials of the period sprang from "remembered emotion." Yet a few songs well worth the hearing were sung in the very glow of battle. One singer of them, Henry Howard Brownell, secured from Dr. Holmes the title of "Our Battie Laureate."

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ISBN-13:
9781331052227
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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