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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6249
AUTHOR:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
QUOTATION:By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
  Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
  And fired the shot heard round the world. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Hymn sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument.
 
Note 1.
No war or battle sound
Was heard the world around.
Milton: Hymn of Christ’s Nativity, line 31. [back]
 

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