Poetical Thoughts

For the brave world is given to us

For all the brave in heart to keep,

Lest wicked hands should sow the thorne

That bleeding generations weep.

Julia Ward Howe, “From Newport to Rome” (1854)

Here’s the conclusion of the poem in a review of Howe’s collection Passion-Flowers in Graham’s Magazine.

Author: Emma

Emma Barry is a teacher, novelist, recovering academic, and former political staffer. She lives with her high school sweetheart and a menagerie of pets and children in Virginia, and she occasionally finds time to read and write.

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