Julia Ward Howe

(1819 - 1910 / United States)

Quotations

  • ''Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are
    stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;''
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), U.S. feminist, writer. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (l. 1-3). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H. Thomas, comps. (1929) The H. W. Wilson Company.
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  • ''Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.''
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), U.S. feminist, writer. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (l. 6-9). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H. Thomas, comps. (1929) The H. W. Wilson Company.
  • ''In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free;''
    Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), U.S. feminist, writer. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (l. 26-28). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine H. Thomas, comps. (1929) The H. W. Wilson Company.

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Mother Mind

I never made a poem, dear friend--
I never sat me down, and said,
This cunning brain and patient hand
Shall fashion something to be read.
Men often came to me, and prayed
I should indite a fitting verse
For fast, or festival, or in
Some stately pageant to rehearse.
(As if, than Balaam more endowed,

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