For the Union Dead
by Robert Lowell
For the Union Dead Quotes
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drifting from the noses of the cowed, compliant fish. (8)
The old South Boston Aquarium standsin a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded (1–2)
"Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam." (Epigraph)
Two months after marching through Boston,half the regiment was dead. (25–26)