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" Power unanointed may come — Dominion (unsought by the free) And the Iron Dome, Stronger for stress and strain, Fling her huge shadow athwart the main; But the Founders "
Battle-pieces and aspects of the war [poems]. - Page 17
by Herman Melville - 1866
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John Marr and Other Poems

Herman Melville - Sea poetry - 1922 - 205 pages
...deep must the stones be hurled Whereon the throes of ages rear The final empire and the happier world. Power unanointed may come— Dominion (unsought by...But the Founders' dream shall flee. Age after age has been, (From man's changeless heart their way they win); And death be busy with all who strive—...
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Hawthorne, Melville, and the American Character: A Looking-glass Business

John P. McWilliams - American literature - 1984 - 261 pages
...recognizes that the new order will mark the end of the libertarian dream dear to Revolutionary America: Power unanointed may come Dominion (unsought by the...athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee. [P. 40] Although the war has made a stronger federal government both likely and necessary, the new...
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Whitman the Political Poet

Betsy Erkkila - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 360 pages
...symbolized by the iron dome that replaced the original wooden dome of the Capitol during the Civil War: Power unanointed may come — Dominion (unsought by...shadow athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee.4 During the war years, "power unanointed" had come. Whitman might well celebrate the disbanding...
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The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union

George M. Fredrickson - History - 1965 - 277 pages
...summed up his views in a poem about prophecies which might have been made at the beginning of the war: Power unanointed may come — Dominion (unsought by...shall flee. Age after age shall be As age after age had been, (From man's changeless heart their way they win).8 Melville was suggesting that the war would...
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Battle-pieces and Aspects of the War

Herman Melville - History - 1995 - 272 pages
...Battk-Pieces from beginning to end: the iron dome built over the new Capitol rotunda during the war: Power unanointed may come — Dominion (unsought by...athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee. We should recall that Bttttk-Pims begins, in "Misgivings," with the picture of a church steeple "crashing...
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The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories

John V. Denson - History - 1997 - 450 pages
...symbol for America's future. In one of his poems entitled "The Conflict of Convictions" Melville states: Power unanointed may come Dominion (unsought by the...shadow athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee.100 Bruce Porter's well-documented study relates some of the drastic economic costs of the Civil...
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Costs of War

John V. Denson - United States - 1997 - 450 pages
...symbol for America's future. In one of his poems entitled "The Conflict of Convictions" Melville states: Power unanointed may come Dominion (unsought by the...athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee. w0 Bruce Porter's well-documented study relates some of the drastic economic costs of the Civil War:...
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Peaceful Revolution: Constitutional Change and American Culture from ...

Maxwell H. Bloomfield - History - 2000 - 209 pages
...predicted from the outset that the war might bring permanent changes to the constitutional system: Power unanointed may come — Dominion (unsought by...shadow athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee.42 He was right. Although it would take decades for the wartime model of national power to become...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 540 pages
...empire and an unhappier world might follow the war (the "Iron Dome" is a reference to the Capitol): Power unanointed may come — Dominion ( unsought...athwart the main; But the Founders' dream shall flee. Viewing the war as an event in a cosmic drama of necessity, his large metaphors of conflict in Battle-Pieces...
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Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in ...

Elizabeth D. Samet - History - 2004 - 273 pages
...Convictions" the poet warns that in the process of saving the Union an original ideal will be destroyed: "Power unanointed may come— / Dominion (unsought...Stronger for stress and strain, / Fling her huge shadow across the main; / But the Founders' dream shall flee." Michael Rogin notes that the "pessimism" of...
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