The Rude Bridge Reconsidered

Ralph Waldo Emerson composed the following lines as part of his poem “Concord Hymn”, sung at the completion of the Battle Monument in Concord, April 19, 1836: By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. NearContinue reading “The Rude Bridge Reconsidered”