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" Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah! The cut is on the crown (Lo, John Brown), And the stabs shall heal no more. Hidden in the cap Is the anguish none can draw; So your future veils its face,... "
Battle-pieces and aspects of the war [poems]. - Page 11
by Herman Melville - 1866
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1867
...Hanging from the beam. Slowly swaying Jsuch the law;. Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah l The cut is on the crown Lo, John Brown), And the...can draw ; So your future veils its face, Shenandoah ! Hut the streaming beard is shown (Weird John Brown), The meteor of the war." There is not much of...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

1867
...Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah 1 The cut is on the crown (Lo, John Brown), And the...shall heal no more. " Hidden in the cap Is the anguish nene can draw ; So your future veils its face, Shenandoah! But the streaming beard is shown (Weird...
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The American Historical Romance

George Dekker - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 376 pages
This book traces the tradition of American historical fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the eve of World War II. It examines the historical novel's ...
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The Civil War Treasury

Albert A. Nofi - History - 2007 - 300 pages
...among them this short poem, The Portent Hanging from the beam Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah! The cut is on the...no more. Hidden in the cap, Is the anguish none can drown; So your fature veils its face, Shenandoah! But the streaming beard is shown, (Weird John Brown),...
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Battle-pieces and Aspects of the War

Herman Melville - History - 1995 - 272 pages
...t TJte cut is- on the crown (Lo, jfohn Brown), And the stabs shall heal no more. Hidden in the tap Is the anguish none can draw; So your future veils...Shenandoah / But the streaming beard is shown (Weird yohn Brown), The meteor of the war. Misgivings, (1860.) WHEN ocean-clouds over Wand Mils Sweep storming...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 447 pages
...Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah! 5 The cut is on the crown (Lo, John Brown), And the...more. Hidden in the cap Is the anguish none can draw; 10 So your future veils its face, Shenandoah! But the streaming beard is shown (Weird John Brown),...
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Civil War Poetry: An Anthology

Paul Negri - History - 1997 - 119 pages
...War, published in 1866. The Portent Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah! The cut is on the crown (Lo, Jolm Brown), And the stabs shall heal no more. Hidden in the cap Is the anguish none can draw; So your...
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Righteous Armies, Holy Cause: Apocalyptic Imagery and the Civil War

Terrie Dopp Aamodt - History - 2002 - 236 pages
...Brown's Expedition, 8. "Ibid., 17. Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah! The cut is on the...beard is shown (Weird John Brown), The meteor of the war.88 Melville notes the ironic proximity of Harpers Ferry to the Shenandoah Valley, which was ravaged...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - Literary Collections - 2003 - 736 pages
...Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah!1 The cut is on the crown2 (Lo, John Brown), And the stabs shall heal no more....the streaming beard is shown (Weird John Brown), The meteor3 of the war. 1866 In Melville's opinion, the execution-by-hanging of the radical abolitionist...
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"Words for the Hour": A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry

Faith Barrett, Cristanne Miller - History - 2005 - 401 pages
...swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on your green, Shenandoah! The cut is on the crown (Lo,John Brown), And the stabs shall heal no more. Hidden in...the cap Is the anguish none can draw; So your future vei/s its face, Shenandoah! But the streaming beard is shown (Weird John Brown), The meteor of the...
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