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" But spare your country's flag," she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame Over the face of the leader came; The nobler nature within him stirred To life at that woman's deed and word: "Who touches a hair of yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on! "
In War Time and Other Poems - Page 61
by John Greenleaf Whittier - 1864 - 152 pages
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The Rackham Journal of the Arts and Humanities, Volume 2

1980
...Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, / But spare your country's flag,' she said." Jackson responds: " Who touches a hair of yon gray head / Dies like a dog! March on!' he said." Whittier's repetition (though there is an intervening stanza) models public discourse shared by private...
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Famous Poems from Bygone Days

Martin Gardner - 1995 - 177 pages
...flag!" she said. A shade of sadness, a hlush of shame, Over the face of the leader came; The nohler nature within him stirred To life at that woman's deed and word: "Who touches a hair of yon grey head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said. All day long through Frederick street Sounded the tread...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - 1996 - 447 pages
...a royal will. 35 "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face...leader came; The nobler nature within him stirred 40 To life at that woman's deed and word; "Who touches a hair of yon gray head Dies like a dog! March...
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The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

William J. Bennett - 1997 - 384 pages
...with a royal will. "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face...at that woman's deed and word; "Who touches a hair on yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said. All day long through Frederick street Sounded...
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Mosca: A Factual Fiction

Richard Miller - 1997 - 237 pages
...of my illusions? Mix Houseman's Ludlow Fair with Barbara F. That would be fun. Too soft. Get tough. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face of the leader came. Dulles? Casey? Bush? The nobler nature within him stirred, To life at that woman's deed and word. That...
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Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on ...

Frank R. Shivers - 1998 - 343 pages
...But spare your country's flag . . . '" At that, Jackson's nobler nature stirred, and he commanded, '"Who touches a hair of yon gray head / Dies like a dog! March on!..."' Such songs as that give us the passion of the Civil War. Many others give us the sadness, and of these...
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First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and ...

Carmela Ciuraru - 2001 - 268 pages
...with a royal will. "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face...tread of marching feet: All day long that free flag tossed Over the heads of the rebel host. Ever its torn folds rose and fell On the loyal winds that...
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The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause

Mark E. Neely, Jr., Harold Holzer, Gabor S. Boritt - 2000 - 257 pages
...country's flag," she said. But the next stanzas, less often quoted, celebrated Jackson's forbearance: A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face...yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said. Whittier clearly meant the poem in part as a tribute to Jackson. It appeared in the Atlantic Monthly...
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American Legal Thought from Premodernism to Postmodernism: An Intellectual ...

Stephen M. Feldman - 2000 - 288 pages
...Whittier wrote: "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face...hair of yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said.109 Rehnquist 's somewhat bohemian conception of authoritative sources in Johnson contrasts strikingly...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...with a royal will. "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face...at that woman's deed and word; "Who touches a hair on yon gray head Dies like a dog! March on!" he said. All day long through Frederick street Sounded...
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