Quotation by Allen Tate

Uncle Ben's brass bullet-mould
And powder horn, and Major Bogan's face
Above the fire, in the half-light, plainly said
There's naught to kill but the animated dead;
Allen Tate (1899–1979), U.S. poet. The Oath (l. 2–5). . .

Collected Poems, 1919-1976 [Allen Tate]. (1989) Louisiana State University Press.
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