Richard Chenevix Trench

(1807 - 1886 / Ireland)

Richard Chenevix Trench Quotes

  • ''Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.''
    Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), Irish ecclesiastic, archbishop of Dublin. On the Study of Words, lecture 1 (1858).
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After The Battle

WE crown’d the hard-won heights at length,
Baptiz’d in flame and fire;
We saw the foeman’s sullen strength,
That grimly made retire—

Saw close at hand, then saw more far
Beneath the battle-smoke
The ridges of his shatter’d war,
That broke and ever broke.

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