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Quotation by Stephen Crane
Swift blazing flag of the regiment, Eagle with crest of red and gold, These men were born to drill and die. Point for them the virtue of slaughter, Make plain to them the excellence of killing And a field where a thousand corpses lie.
Stephen Crane (1871–1900), U.S. poet. War Is Kind. . .
New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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