Quotation by John Crowe Ransom

I would not knock old fellows in the dust
But there lay Captain Carpenter on his back
His weapons were the old heart in his bust
And a blade shook between rotten teeth alack.
John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974), U.S. poet. Captain Carpenter (l. 45–48). . .

Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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