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Comments on The Battle Hymn of The Republic
Taylor, Bayard

Poet and diplomat during the war, interesting 1866 2 page letter to "Dana" probably Charles Dana listing and briefly commenting on several poems and literary works of the prior few years: "Mrs. Howe's 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' is the best lyric of the war, except perhaps [George] Boker's 'Black Regiment.'" Mounting strip on left edge of front page, otherwise fine. [#4512]