Broad-streeted Richmond . . . The trees in the streets are old trees used to living with people, Family trees that remember your grandfather's name.
Stephen Benet (1898 - 1943)
Source: John Brown's Body, 1928
Contributed by: Zaady
They were half of the first families in Virginia. Well, where do you start, when you start counting F.F.V.s?
Source: Western Star, 1943
The art finds kingdoms in a foot of ground.
Oh, Georgia booze is mighty fine booze, The best yuh ever poured yuh, But it eats the soles right offen yore shoes, For Hell's broke loose in Georgia.
Source: The Mountain Whippoorwill, 1923
We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Source: Litany for Dictatorships, 1936
Go play with the towns you have built of blocks, The towns where you would have bound me! I sleep in my earth like a tired fox, And my bufdfalo have found me.
Source: A Ballad of William Sycamore, (1790–1880), 1923
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
If two New Hampshiremen aren't a match for the devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
Source: The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1936
And Thames and all the rivers of the kings Ran into Mississippi and were drowned. They planted England with a stubborn trust But the cleft dust was never English dust.
Sherman's buzzin' along to de sea, Like Moses ridin' on a bumblebee.
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