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Great captains,with their guns and drums,...

From the November 1912 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"Harvard Commemoration Ode."

Great captains,with their guns and drums,
Disturb our judgment for the hour,
But at last silence comes;
These all are gone,and,standing like a tower,
Our children shall behold his fame,
The kindly-earnest,brave,foreseeing man,
Sagacious,patient,dreading praise,not blame,
New birth of our new soil,the first American.
From From "Harvard Commemoration Ode."