The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Saturday, January 10, 2004

TAPS: Alfred Pugh, the last American soldier wounded in the First World War, has died in Florida at the age of 108.

"And through some mooned Valhalla there shall pass
Battalions and battalions, scarred from hell,
The unreturning army that was youth,
The legions who have suffered and are dust."

Prelude: The Troops, by Siegfied Sassoon.


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