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" What could they else - North or South? Each went forth with blessings given By priests and mothers in the name of Heaven; And honor in both was chief. Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong? So put it; but they both were young Each grape to his cluster... "
Battle-pieces and aspects of the war [poems]. - Page 159
by Herman Melville - 1866
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John Marr and Other Poems

Herman Melville - Sea poetry - 1922 - 205 pages
...into the seas of wars. What could they else — North or South? Each went forth with blessings given By priests and mothers in the name of Heaven ; And...both were young — Each grape to his cluster clung, [169] All their elegies are sung. The anguish of maternal hearts Must search for balm divine ; But...
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Selected Poems of Herman Melville

Herman Melville - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 259 pages
...into the seas of wars. What could they else— North or South? Each went forth with blessings given By priests and mothers in the name of Heaven; And...Right, and one for Wrong? So be it; but they both were youngEach grape to his cluster clung, All their elegies are sung. The anguish of maternal hearts Must...
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A Herman Melville Encyclopedia

Robert L. Gale - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 536 pages
...their vows, kisses, and blessings to "a bloody bed." "Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong? / So put it; but they both were young — / Each grape to his cluster clung, / All their elegies are sung." Their mothers seek "balm divine," but "the striplings" died before knowing the "care or cloy" of life,...
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God in the Stadium: Sports and Religion in America

Robert J. Higgs - Biography & Autobiography
...slay his Python- caught The maxims in his temple taught. . . . Each went forth with blessings given By priests and mothers in the name of Heaven; And honor in all was chief. [110] In a note on this poem, Melville, a keen observer of the war, wrote, "The records...
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Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The nineteenth century

Eric L. Haralson, John Hollander - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 536 pages
...into the seas of wars. What could they else - North or South? Each went forth with blessings given By priests and mothers in the name of Heaven; And...chief. Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong? So put it; but they both were young Each grape to his cluster clung, All their elegies are sung. The anguish...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 540 pages
...patriotic. Thus, in the poem "On the Slain Collegians," he wrote: Each went forth with blessings given By priests and mothers in the name of Heaven; And honor in all was chief. Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong? toric process, which determines their motives...
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Poets of the Civil War

J. D. McClatchy - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 211 pages
...Melville cast a cold eye on ideological distinctions: Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong? So put it; but they both were young — Each grape to his cluster clung, All their elegies are sung. As a rule, Melville did not write with Whitman's lithe, lyrical line. His tone is granitic, metaphysical,...
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Exiled Royalties : Melville and the Life We Imagine: Melville and the Life ...

Department of English Washington University Robert Milder Professor, St Louis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 310 pages
...temples taught." "Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong?" he asks without recrimination: "So put it; but they both were young — / Each grape to his cluster clung. / All their elegies are sung" (BP 143). Singing the elegies — all of them — is Melville's purpose in the ensuing "Verses Inscriptive...
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Student Companion to Herman Melville

Sharon Talley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 192 pages
...mothers in the name of Heaven;/And Honor in both was chief./Warred one for Right, and one for Wrong?/So be it; but they both were young — /Each grape to his cluster clung,/All their elegies are sung" (158-59). As he observes with ironic pastoral imagery, "Each bloomed...
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