National Affairs: Nestor on Old Bards

Isaac R. Sherwood, enlisted as a private in the U. S. Army in April, 1861, mustered out as Brigadier General in October, 1865, the Nestor of the House of Representatives, rose before his colleagues in council: "In all the 60 years that have elapsed since the war there has not been one great dramatic poem written, one lyric equal to the soldiers' songs sung during that war, nor one of high moral import. We are living in a utilitarian age, and the spirit that actuated that great war appears to have gone. "What have...

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