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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Henry Howard Brownell. (1820–1872)
 
 
1
    Up the River of Death
  Sailed the Great Admiral!
          The River Fight.
2
    You might have deemed our long gun-deck
  Two hundred feet of hell. 1 
          The River Fight.
3
    Since what unnumbered year
  Hast thou kept watch and ward
And o’er the buried Land of Fear
  So grimly held thy guard?
          The Sphynx.
 
Note 1.
Remark attributed to General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891): War is hell. Henry van Dyke: On the St. Gaudens Statue of Sherman:—
  This is the soldier brave enough to tell
  The glory-dazzled world that “war is hell.” [back]
 

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