Francis Miles Finch (1827–1907) was an American judge, poet, and academic associated with the early years of Cornell University. One of his poems, The Blue and the Gray, is frequently reprinted to this day.
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- These in the robings of glory,
Those in the gloom of defeat,
All with the battle-blood gory,
In the dusk of eternity meet;—
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment-day;—
Under the laurel the Blue,
Under the willow, the Gray.
- The Blue and the Gray, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- The life and services of Ezra Cornell : an address delivered at Cornell University on Founder's Day (January 11th, 1887) by Francis M. Fitch, from the Internet Archive
- The Blue and the Gray, and other verses by Francis M. Fitch, 1909, from the Internet Archive