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TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES VINE DE PUY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep on, brave boy! In quiet sleep
Last Line: As from the kingdom of the blest.
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Sleep; War; Dead, The


Sleep on, brave boy! In quiet sleep;
No battle storm disturbs thee now;
The drooping pines around thee weep --
Above that fevered, pallid brow.

Upon the Rappahannock shore;
In Sherman's legions firmly set;
Thou heard'st the battle's deafening roar,
Undaunted every foeman met.

The harmless bullet past thee flew,
And harmless burst the gleaming shell,
As dark the storm of battle grew,
And thousand braves around thee fell.

And yet the miasmatic damp,
The wet, the chill, of nightly bed,
In ill supplied, uncovered camp,
Have numbered thee among the dead.

Thy country's cause was also thine,
When duty called thee to the war:
Sleep on, brave boy! Thy name shall shine,
In honor's roll like evening star.

Above thy dust the rose shall bloom;
The breezes rock thy soul to rest:
Thy mem'ry casts a sweet perfume,
As from the kingdom of the blest.





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