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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.46 (search)
the veterans [see ante pp. 354-364], as reported in your paper, and the beautiful and fitting verses with which he closed, it occurred to me that you would enjoy, if you have never seen it, or read it, the entire poem as delivered by the author, the Hon. A. C. Gordon, of Staunton, Va., upon the occasion of unveiling the monument erected to the Confederate dead at Staunton, Va., and I enclose you a copy. The late Professor George Fred. Holmes told the writer of this that he considered Mr. Armistead Gordon's poem the finest on such an occasion he had read since the war. With many other distinguishing qualities, I am happy that Virginia has in this son one who writes so beautifully in verse. He has written as well in prose, it may be assumed, for, as fellow student with Thomas Nelson Page at the University of Virginia, he yielded to the latter (it has been admitted), some conceptions-upon which our dialect writer rose to fame and wealth. G. Julian Pratt. Waynesboro, Va., January 25,