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Daily Archives: March 13, 2011

A Utilitarian View of the Monitor’s Fight

Poet Herman Melville lamented the coming of the mechanical age in this 1866 work. Which I have turned into a Wordle. Here’s the actual poem: Plain be the phrase, yet apt the verse, More ponderous than nimble; For since grimed War here laid aside His Orient pomp, ‘twould ill befit Overmuch to ply The rhyme’s […]