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July 11, 2015 / adgerellis


“Barbara Frietchie, The Frederick Girl” is a play in four acts by Clyde Fitch and based on the heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier‘s poem “Barbara Frietchie” (based on a real person: Barbara Fritchie). Fitch takes a good bit of artistic liberty and intertwines her story with that of his own grandparents’ love story, which also takes place during the Civil War….” From Wikipedia SEE link  “An illustrated version of the poem is contained in Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated.  Fritchie, a central figure in the history of Frederick, Maryland, has a stop in the town’s walking tour at her home. When Winston Churchill passed through Frederick in 1943, he stopped at the house and recited the poem from memory. At 90 years of age she waved the Union flag out of her window despite opposition from Stonewall Jackson‘s troops, who were passing through Frederick. This event is the subject of the 1864 poem:

“Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,
But spare your country’s flag,” she said.
A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,
Over the face of the leader came;
The nobler nature within him stirred
To life at that woman’s deed and word;
“Who touches a hair of yon gray head
Dies like a dog! March on!” he said. HATE ! HATE ! GO AN MASTURBATE. Please, the last sentence is  exactly why this Blogger holds a strong dislike for many self proclaimed religious people. He do it. She do it. I do it. But, arrogance and ignorance deny it. >< The birds do it. The bees do it, even the bats at night in the trees do it, but many religious people claim to eschew. GO see Pleasantville Link…….0…1c.1.64.hp..1.10.938.0.l5v4J8qt-JI  NO JUMP IN LOGIC,   to another hateful  idea, as all that hate comes from a weak-ego and deep insecurity. ><“The Conquered Banner was the most popular of the post-Civil War Confederate poems.[1] It was written by Roman Catholic priest and Confederate Army chaplain, Father Abram Joseph Ryan, who is sometimes called the “poet laureate of the postwar south” and “poet-priest of the Confederacy.”[1][2]The poem was first published on June 24, 1865, in the pro-Confederate Roman Catholic newspaper the New York Freeman under the pen-name “Moina”.[1][3] It made Father Ryan famous[4] and became one of the best known post-war South, memorized and recited by generations of Southern schoolchildren.[5]  “

Furl that banner, softly, slowly! Treat it gently—it is holy–
For it droops above the dead.
Touch it not—unfold it never,
Let it droop there, furled forever,
For its people’s hopes are dead!  —The Conquered Banner.[6]

Ryan told an interviewer that he wrote the Conquered Banner in Knoxville, Tennessee shortly after General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, “When my mind was engrossed with the thought of our dead soldiers and our dead Cause.”[4]…” From Wikipedia.    SEE link…

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