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Battle Pieces: And Aspects Of The War Literary Quotes(1860) - Herman MelvilleRating Mail
With shouts the torrents down the gorges go,
And storms are formed behind the storm we feel:
The hemlock shakes in the rafter, the oak in the driving keel.
[Misgivings, st. 2]
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The poor old Past,
The Future's slave,
She drudged through pain and crime
To bring about the blissful Prime,
Then perished. There's a grave!
[The Conflict of Convictions, st. 6]
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At the height of their madness
The night winds pause,
Recollecting themselves;
But no lull in these wars.
[The Armies of the Wilderness, Pt. II, st. 5]
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Youth is the time when hearts are large,
And stirring wars
Appeal to the spirit which appeals in turn
To the blade it draws.
[On the Slain Collegians, st. 1]
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What troops
Of generous boys in happiness thus bred
Saturnians through life's Tempe led,
Went from the North and came from the South,
With golden mottoes in the mouth,
To lie down midway on a bloody bed.
[On the Slain Collegians, st. 2]
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