Who is Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – c. 1914) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and American Civil War veteran. His book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature", and his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (also published as In the Midst of Life) was named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most influential American books printed before 1900.A prolific and versatile writer, Bierce was regarded as one of the most influential journalists in the United States, and as a pioneering writer of realist f...
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Ambrose Bierce Poems

  • The Day Of Wrath
    Day of Satan's painful duty!
    Earth shall vanish, hot and sooty;
    So says Virtue, so says Beauty.
    ...
  • France
    Unhappy State! with horrors still to strive:
    Thy Hugo dead, thy Boulanger alive;
    A Prince who'd govern where he dares not dwell,
    And who for power would his birthright sell ...
  • Four Of A Kind
    ROBERT F. MORROW

    Dear man! although a stranger and a foe
    To soft affection's humanizing glow; ...
  • Bats In Sunshine
    Well, Mr. Kemble, you are called, I think,
    A great divine, and I'm a great profane.
    You as a Congregationalist blink
    Some certain truths that I esteem a gain, ...
  • A Dampened Ardor
    The Chinatown at Bakersfield
    Was blazing bright and high;
    The flames to water would not yield,
    Though torrents drenched the sky ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Ambrose Bierce

Good 90 God 90 Never 88 Great 84 Long 66 Head 65 High 61 Life 61 Thought 61 Soul 57


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Goodymas: "there is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -- ambrose bierce
Ambrose__bierce: i saw an armadillo at the war museum a couple weeks ago, man, i’m telling you, that thing was so damn cute!!!!!
Chris_oliff: from the week news - “how heritable is intelligence? nothing like as heritable as money.” ambrose bierce, quoted in city journal
Gswsyndicate: reconsider, v. to seek a justification for a decision already made. ~ambrose bierce
Etherniko: ambrose bierce a hundred years ago: "war is god's way of teaching geography to americans."
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The Flatting-Mill. An Illustration
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When a bar of pure silver or ingot of gold
Is sent to be flatted or wrought into length,
It is pass'd between cylinders often, and roll'd
In an engine of utmost mechanical strength.

Thus tortured and squeezed, at last it appears
Like a loose heap of ribbon, a glittering show,
Like music it tinkles and rings in your ears,
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