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Visitor’s Voices of Central Catholic 2013

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Victory (from the Sherman Monument)
Gallery 30B

Mary B. Carrigan

Victory’s Visage

Daughter of Pallas, her poise and grandeur
signal triumph with rousing rigor.
Suffering of ages and battles gone by,
smoky curtains darkening the sky,
moans of the injured, and souls of the dead
unite in a chorus: we must advance ahead!
The Union will survive, the Augustan gods agree.
The countenance of Nike alights in liberty.