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The Fall of Richmond single work   poetry   "Ho, raise your deepest funeral wail!"
Issue Details: First known date: 1864... 1864 The Fall of Richmond
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Major Henry Lloyd, H. M.'s Retired List, Indian Army: August 4th, 1865.
  • Author's note: ... I am requested to include under the covers of the Bournbank "Fragments" the following Stanzas, written on the grand historical Catastrophe of the year. I know them to be throughly unequal to the height of the subject. For an adequate commemoration of the Sack of Richmond, a genuine Poet, Like Matthew Prior, is needed ... But alas, no Horace, no Spencer, no Prior, now lives to tell the heroick achievements of Virginia! And I freely own that the Author of the ensuing Lines: "Who durst of War and martial Fury sing, / Was all unmeet to touch the trembling string."
  • Author's note: April 3rd, 1865.
  • Epigraph: Ehue! consummatum est. -

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