Sir Herbert Read

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    The harbingers are come. See, see their mark:
    White is their color, and behold my head.
    But must they have my brain? Must they dispark
    Those sparkling notions, which therein were bred?
    Must dullness turn me to a clod?
    Yet have they left me, Thou art still my God.
    —George Herbert (1593–1633)

    Up from the South at break of day,
    Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay,
    The affrighted air with a shudder bore,
    Like a herald in haste, to the chieftain’s door,
    The terrible grumble, and rumble, and roar,
    Telling the battle was on once more,
    And Sheridan twenty miles away.
    —Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)