Battle Pieces: And Aspects Of The War(1860) - Herman Melville Literary Quotes - Quotesmin.com
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|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]
|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]
|At the height of their madness|
The night winds pause,
But no lull in these wars.
[The Armies of the Wilderness, Pt. II, st. 5]
|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]
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]