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Julia Ward Howe was hardly a Christian as we understand Christianity today. She and her husband were Unitarians. They were contemporaries of John Brown and admired him and financially supported him. http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2012/04/battle-hymn-of-republic-what-it-really.html?m=1 Historian/author Howard Ray White writes an exhaustive piece on the ...


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Songwriting is Word Sculpture It is hard to nail down what goes on in a poet's or a song writer's head as they sculpt words and phrases to craft a verse. (As a dabbler in poetry I reach far and wide for rhythm and rhyme. It's not as easy as it looks). Any estimate is at best partly right without an explicit statement from the artist. But there are ...


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First, just to be clear, this line is about Christ's birth, not about his being carried somewhere. As explained at Grammarist.com here: "Borne is the past tense and past participle of bear in all senses not related to birth," while "Born is also a past tense and past participle of bear, but it’s reserved mainly for use as the passive verb in contexts ...



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