Katharine Lee Bates

(1859-1929 / United States)

Quotations

  • ''O beautiful for heroes proved
    In liberating strife,
    Who more than self their country loved,
    And mercy more than life!''
    Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. author. America the Beautiful (l. 17-20). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
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  • ''O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!''
    Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. author. America the Beautiful (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.

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Great Twin Brethren, The

The battle will not cease
Till once again on those white steeds ye ride,
O heaven-descended Twins,
Before humanity's bewildered host.
Our javelins
Fly wide,
And idle is our cannon's boast.
Lead us, triumphant Brethren, Love and Peace.
A fairer Golden Fleece

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