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Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War (Paperback) Loot Price: R468
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Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War (Paperback): Richard Grant White

Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War (Paperback)

Richard Grant White

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866. Excerpt: ... 204 IN THE SEPULCHRE. Doctor, please to give my musket and my knapsack, when I die, To my son--my son that 's coming--he won't get here till I die "Tell him his old father blessed him as he never did before; And to carry that old musket--Hark a knock is at the door --Till the Union--see it opens " "Father father speak once more " "Bless you " gasped the old gray Sergeant; and he lay and said no more When the surgeon gave the heir-son the old Sergeant's last advice, And his musket and his knapsack, how the fire flashed in his eyes He is on the march this morning, and will march on till he dies; He will save this bleeding country, or will fight until ho dies IN THE SEPULCHRE. O Keeper of the Sacred Key And the Great Seal of Destiny Whose eye is the blue canopy, Look down upon the world once more, and tell us what the end will be. Three cold bright moons have filled and wheeled, And the white cerement that concealed The lifeless Figure on the shield Is turned to verdure, and the land is now one mighty battle-field. 2N THE SEPULCHRE. 205 And the twin brothers that we said Had clashed above the fallen head, Heedless of all on which they tread, Now crimson with each other's blood the vernal drapery of the dead. And all their children, far and wide, That are so greatly multiplied, Rise up in frenzy and divide, And all, according to their might, unsheathe the sword and choose their side. I see the champion sword-strokes flash, I see them fall and hear them clash, I hear the murderous engines crash, I see a brother stoop to loose his foeman-brother's bloody sash. I hear the curses and the thanks, I see the mad charge on the flanks, --The rents--the gaps--the broken ranks, --And seen the vanquished driven headlong down the river's bridgeless banks. I see the...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Richard Grant White
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-92779-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-92779-8
Barcode: 9781150927799

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