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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1546. Distinction
 
By Mark A. De Wolfe Howe
 
 
THE VILLAGE sleeps, a name unknown, till men
  With life-blood stain its soil, and pay the due
That lifts it to eternal fame,—for then
  ’T is grown a Gettysburg or Waterloo.
 

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