Francis Miles Finch
Francis Miles Finch (1827 – 1907) was an American judge, poet, and academic associated with the early years of Cornell University. One of his poems, The Blue and the Gray, is frequently reprinted to this day.
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- These in the robings of glory,
Those in the gloom of defeat,
All with the battle-blood gory,
In the dusk of eternity meet;—
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment-day;—
Under the laurel the Blue,
Under the willow, the Gray.
- The Blue and the Gray, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- The life and services of Ezra Cornell : an address delivered at Cornell University on Founder's Day (January 11th, 1887) by Francis M. Fitch, from the Internet Archive
- The Blue and the Gray, and other verses by Francis M. Fitch, 1909, from the Internet Archive