Abram Joseph Ryan
Abram Joseph Ryan Poems
- The Sword Of Robert Lee Forth from its scabbard, pure and ...
- Old Trees Old trees, old trees! in your mystic gloom There's...
- Better Than Gold Better than grandeur, better than ...
- A Child's Wish Before an Altar I wish I were the little ...
- A Laugh -- And A Moan The brook that down the valley So ...
- The Conquered Banner Furl that Banner, for 'tis weary; Round...
- Out Of The Depths Lost! Lost! Lost! The cry went up from a ...
Abram Joseph Ryan (February 5, 1838 - April 22, 1886), OSFS, was an American poet, an active proponent of the Confederate States of America, and a Roman Catholic priest. He has been called the "Poet-Priest of the South," and less frequently, the "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy."
Ryan was born on February 5, 1838 in Hagerstown, Maryland, to Irish immigrants Matthew ... more »
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The Sword Of Robert Lee
Forth from its scabbard, pure and bright,
Flashed the sword of Lee!
Far in the front of the deadly fight,
High o'er the brave in the cause of Right
Its stainless sheen, like a beacon light,
Led us to Victory!
Out of its scabbard, where, full long,
It slumbered peacefully,
Roused from its rest by the battle's song,
Shielding the feeble, smiting the strong,
Guarding the right, avenging the wrong,
Gleamed the sword of Lee!
Forth from its scabbard, high in the air
Beneath Virginia's sky-
And they who saw it gleaming there,
And knew who bore it, ...