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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889


By Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

LAST night a mighty poet passed away:

“Who now will sing our songs?” men cried at morn.

Faint hearts, fear not! Somewhere, though far away,

At that same hour another bard was born.