fortunes of war...golden chain

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Jul 8 18:32:59 UTC 2006

Quoting Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>:
> But I DID find it, finally--in an unassuming location.  Years (and
> years) ago, I was teaching a freshman English course, using X. J.
> Kennedy's anthology Literature: An Introduction, 2d ed. (1979) as the
> basic textbook; the epigram in question appears on page 504, with the
> skimpy information "Anonymous (English) . . . (1854-56)."  Where
> Kennedy, a careful scholar (as well as a fine poet himself), got the
> poem, with such a precise dating, I do not know.

Perhaps it was dated as written during the Crimean War (1854-6).

Stephen Goranson

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