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NUMBER: 1829
AUTHOR: William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
QUOTATION: Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;
Th’ eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies among his worshippers.
ATTRIBUTION: WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, “The Battle-Field,” stanza 9, The Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, ed. Parke Godwin, vol. 1, p. 276 (1883, reprinted 1967). Written in 1837.