Joyce Kilmer - Vol. 1

Joyce Kilmer - Vol. 1

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Joyce Kilmer - Vol. 1

Joyce Kilmer - Vol. 1

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It is the felicity of these pages that they cannot be dull. It is their merit, peculiar in such a memoir, that they cannot be sad. It is their novelty that they can be restricted in appeal only by the varieties of the human species. It is their good fortune that they can be extraordinarily frank. it is their virtue that they cannot fail to do unmeasurable good. And it is their luck to abide many days.

With their subject how could it be otherwise? They make not a wreath, but a chronicle, and in their assembled facts tell a bright chapter in the history of our time. If there is one word which more than any other should be linked with the name of this gallant figure now claimed (and rightly) by so many elements of the nation, that word certainly is "American." A character and a career so racy, typical of all that everybody likes to believe that at our best we are, can hardly be matched, I think, out side of stories.

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