Southland Writers; Biographical and Critical Sketches of the Living Female Writers of the South; With Extracts from Their Writings Volume 2

Southland Writers; Biographical and Critical Sketches of the Living Female Writers of the South; With Extracts from Their Writings Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...more interesting and artistic. " The poem is a very fair reflection of the feelings of our people, both men and women, during the progress of the war, telling how the women urged the men forward to the front, and wrote them kind letters, burning with patriotic zeal--how the men marched through snows and ice without shoes, and fought battle after battle, with never enough to eat--how the mothers, wives, sisters, and sweethearts toiled day in and day out for the soldiers, the sick and the wounded, their hearts writhing the while with a terrible doubting, hoping, fearing. "The last two stanzas of this poem are full of vigor and earnestness--a fire that will kindle life enough, even where the process of freezing has been quite completed, to make one appreciate the lines on page 42: ' The crash of the onset--the plunge and the roll Reach down to the depths of each patriot soul; It quivers---for since it is human, it must, ' etc. "Besides ' Beechenbrook, ' this volume contains ' Virginia, ' a sonnet; ' Jackson, ' a sonnet; ' Dirge for Ashby, ' ' Stonewall J ackson's Grave, ' 'When the War is over, ' and ' Virginia Capta.' "There have been but few poems produced by the war so exquisite and thrilling as the ' Dirge for Ashby; ' perhaps it has not its equal, if we except Harry Flash's ' Zollicoffer.' " We cannot resist the temptation to quote a stanza or two from ' Virginia Capta;' they have so much of sublime submission--the conquered to the conqueror--in them: NON DOLET. A SONNET. When doubt, defeat, and dangers sore beset The Roman Arria, yielding to the tide Of ills that...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827457
  • 9781236827456