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Ryouko70: Grant us that courage and foreseeing to begin this task today that our children and our children's children may be proud of the name of man. ~ Stephen Vincent Benét

ontheNthday: On the 2,155,315th day, God created Stephen Vincent Benét.

atharibint: "life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small, uncaring ways." stephen vincent benét

NORTHTRENTON: And Happy Birthday to Leon De Greiff (d. 1976), Stephen Vincent Benet (d. 1943) and Sobhuza II of Swaziland (d. 1982).

MacCocktail: “Dreaming men are haunted men.” ― Stephen Vincent Benét (born this day, July 22, 1898), John Brown's Body

PetloverHermine: 22Jul/1898: Stephen Vincent Benet is born in Fountain Hill, a suburb of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He’ll become a poet, short story writer and novelist

jacktshannon: 2/2 “Most of all, it is hard to put aside personal prejudices. And yet we must put these things aside.” ~ Stephen Vincent Benet

apgInSville: children and our children's children may be proud of the name of man. " - Stephen Vincent Benét

RayBoomhower: "Life can be Lost without vision but not lost by death, Lost by not caring, willing, going on Beyond the ragged edge of fortitude To something more—something no man has ever seen." Stephen Vincent Benet, born on this day in 1898

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22,1898), author of the 1928 long poem "John Brown's Body" et al.

bufocalvin: Happy bookish birthdays, 22 July, to: S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders), Stephen Vincent Benét (John Brown's Body)...

ARTSalamode: Born 7/22: painter Edward Hopper, sculptor Alexander Calder, writers Emma Lazarus, Stephen Vincent Benet, Hella Maria Wuolijoki, Mark McGarrity, Carolina Herron, David Shields, Susan Eloise "S.E." Hinton, singer/songwriters George Clinton, Rufus Wainwright, Don Henley.

GZarella: ...as plague is carried through the streets of a town." ~ Stephen Vincent Benet 7/22/1898 American Poet

ModernLibrary: Stephen Vincent Benét, born July 22, 1898. Heaven is for a moment's span. And ever.

ptully262: "We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. We thought the long train would run to the end of Time. We thought the light would increase. Now the long train stands derailed & the bandits loot it." --Stephen Vincent Benét, b. 1898.

ARTSalamode: "Life is not lost by dying! Life is lost, Minute by minute, day by dragging day, In all the thousand, small, uncaring ways." "We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom." Stephen Vincent Benet

cheesemeister97: Quote For The Day: “You can't depend on the kind of folks people think they are - you've got to go by what they do. And I wouldn't give much for a man that some folks hadn't thought was a fool, in his time.” - Stephen Vincent Benet (born this day in 1898)

matthewjdowd: happy bday poet Stephen Vincent Benét, b.1898, won Pulitzer Prize. "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

TinseltownTwins: Born on this date: Writer of stories, screenplays, poems, plays, and radio productions, Stephen Vincent Benet (July 22, 1898 - March 13, 1943). “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small, uncaring ways.”

john_clute: Not every writer is great, but Stephen Vincent BENET was indispensable, and if he hadn't died so young (at 44), already immensely popular -- his most famous line was: "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee" -- he'd've shaped the world to come

Eric_Leif_Davin: The Prophetic Vision of Stephen Vincent Benet: THE PROPHETIC VISION OF STEPHEN VINCENT BENET:

at_oasis: Yes, Dan’l Webster is dead — or, at least, they buried him. PS. - Stephen Vincent Benét, The Devil and Daniel Webster

mo699116: two songs by Charlie Daniels : "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", was based on a poem by Stephen Vincent Benét, called "The Mountain Whippoorwill". and "Land of Opportunity", from the album "Way Down Yonder", was released by Kama Sutra Records..

fauntee: "Life is lost not by dying. Life is lost minute by minute. Day by dragging day. In all the thousands small uncaring ways." - Stephen Vincent Benét-

at_oasis: When the last moonshiner buys his radio, And the last, lost, wild-rabbit of a girl Is civilized with a mail-order dress, Something will pass that was American And all the movies will not bring it back. PS. - Stephen Vincent Benét

katya20707: By the waters The waters The waters Of Babylon We lay down and wept And wept For Thee, Zion; We remember Thee Remember Thee Remember Thee, Zion. — Stephen Vincent benet/Don McLean

BeineckeLibrary: For my people / by Margaret Walker ; with a foreword by Stephen Vincent Benét.

at_oasis: When Daniel Boone goes by at night The phantom deer arise And all lost, wild America Is burning in their eyes. PS. - Stephen Vincent Benét

verbalcoffee: Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. Stephen Vincent Benet

jamesandmarytr1: Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. Stephen Vincent Benet

davidfrum: A Fourth of July reading from the "Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benet.

kapariguy: We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. -Stephen Vincent Benet

RBrookhiser: Stephen Vincent Benet's poem is prosaic as poetry, but not bad pop history.

colinfleminglit: This is neat: an effort out of Northwestern University in spring 1954 to create an audio drama of Stephen Vincent Benét's "The Devil and Daniel Webster," which had been an RKO film--and one of the finest pieces of New Englandiana--in 1941.

LawrenceBlock: Reading a favorite poet, Stephen Vincent Benet, and came across this

sagingsenyorita: Dreaming men are haunted men. -Stephen Vincent Benet PasabuyOnWeTV 4 RALPHGAIL

VM1z: “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” - Stephen Vincent Benet

erudakemwa: “Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.” Stephen Vincent Benet

opensiddur: Prayer for Brotherhood, by Stephen Vincent Benét on United Nations Flag Day (14 June 1942)

2Sumthingnu: "We thought because we had power, we had wisdom." ~Stephen Vincent Benet

Page_Upon_Page: Selected Works Of Stephen Vincent Benet Vol I (Published: 1942) Full text:

ellabs_kita: “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” – Stephen Vincent Benét ELLASKWELA EP24

elijahbacal: Here is an essay I wrote for a class, contrasting the portrayal of the American judiciary in a 1936 short story by Stephen Vincent Benét with the contemporary American judiciary. I thought some people on Twitter might like it, check it out if you’d like!

ahahunter: Watching Western Stars with Bruce Springsteen. Western Stars. Western Star is evidently a long poem by Stephen Vincent Benet. (The Devil and Daniel Webster.)

thewisebot: Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small, uncaring ways. - Stephen Vincent Benét

otherdeb: 5 of 5 stars to The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Benét

2gatorindo: Campus Sonnets: 3. May Morning Poem by Stephen Vincent Benet

Radiobeaming: by Stephen Vincent Benet John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave. Spread over it the bloodstained flag of his song, For the sun to bleach, the wind and the birds to tear, The snow to cover over with a pure fleece And the New England cloud to work upon With the grey...

mariam_seoudi: "There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned" -Stephen Vincent Benét

AshbelWelch: Check out John Brown’s Body Stephen Vincent Benet American Civil War Abolition Union Book

fraveris: "There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned" Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star Art by Sergei Vinogradov (1869-1938)

thisishabibkhan: "There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned" •Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star Art by Sergei Vinogradov (1869-1938)

NoWeapon14: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." -Stephen Vincent Benet

AshbelWelch: Check out John Brown’s Body Stephen Vincent Benet American Civil War Abolition Union Book

SpiesVespers: Fun Fact: Among John Franklin Carter’s classmates at Yale were Henry Luce, Archibald MacLeish, Stephen Vincent Benet and Thornton Wilder. What the hell were they putting in the water back then?

SpiesVespers: Fun Fact: Among John Franklin Carter’s classmates at Yale were Henry Luce, Archibald MacLeish, Stephen Vincent Benet and Thornton Wilder.. What the hell were they putting in the water back then?

at_oasis: Yes, Dan'l Webster's dead - or, at least, they buried him. But every time there's a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. PS. - Stephen Vincent Benet

harveyjkaye: Poet Stephen Vincent Benét answered fascist assertions that “Democracy is dead and finished” and that fascism “is the wave of the future” by declaring “freedom . . . is new,” “democracy . . . goes forward,” indeed, “Democracy is the Revolution.” (1940)

_samten: “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.” - Stephen Vincent Benet

MariannaHeusle1: “Life is not lost by dying. Life is lost moment by moment, day by dragging day, in all the thousand, small, uncaring ways - the smooth appeasing compromises of time.” Stephen Vincent Benet

at_oasis: There is a wilderness we walk alone However well-companioned PS. - Stephen Vincent Benét, Western Star

FamilyssaCTBT: “Honesty is as rare as a man without selfpity.” —Stephen Vincent Benet AlyssaOn SkyPasakay

FactCatch: In a 1937 Stephen Vincent Benet short story, Daniel Webster defends Jabez Stone before the Devil’s jury of villains.

abzeronow: 103. In 1926, a novelization of the 1920 play The Bat was published. There was also a film that was distributed that year. Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood were credited but it appears it was ghostwritten by Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943).

MaineTreasures: John Brown s Body By Stephen Vincent Benet (HC, 1980)

chinnypanda_: Dreaming men are haunted men. -Stephen Vincent Benet KYLExRAFA HKMViralVideo

at_oasis: The watchman spat./ 'Oh, they've quit eating wood,' he said, in a casual voice,/ 'I thought everyone knew that.'/ -- and reaching down, He pried from the insect's jaw the bright crumb of steel. - Stephen Vincent Benet

CdnWhiskey: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." ~Stephen Vincent Benet

WakingCosmos: "The time is — time. The place is anywhere. The voices speak to you across the air To say that once again a child is born. A child is born." — Stephen Vincent Benet: A Child Is Born - A Modern Drama of the Nativity

SamboGodwin: We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. -Stephen Vincent Benet

RuthJoy96960173: A Book of Americans by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet. Also an anthology (My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States) selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins.

plastic_bio: She stood there, and at once I knew The bitter thing that I must do. There could be no surrender now; Though Sleep and Death were whispering low. - Stephen Vincent Benét

Ganeshbhoi_back: “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” Stephen Vincent Benét 19 STELLAR YEARS OF RASHAMI

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Artful_AliCat: Hey if you like Horizon Zero Dawn, read By The Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benêt. It’s a short story, only a few pages. Just seems like something that probably inspired Horizon Zero Dawn

AJSchatkin48: “A Biographical Sketch of a great, enduring and perhaps improperly neglected American writer, Stephen Vincent Benet”

RIPTFF: "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." - Stephen Vincent Benét

Danielle_0118: Here is the weakness. On the other hand, Here is what really might be called the strength. -Stephen Vincent Benet

ValerieNuzzo: 1/2 Excerpt from Litany for Dictatorships by Stephen Vincent Benét We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. We thought the long train would run to the end of Time. We thought the light would increase.

Nalani_the_Cat: “Then I saw the skin on the back of his hand—it was like dry leather. The room was shut, hot and dry—no doubt that had kept him as he was.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Now we are getting a Psycho (1960) vibe up in here. I need to have a chat with Mr. Benét tonight. Creepy!” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “He had sat at his window, watching his city die—then he himself had died. But it is better to lose one’s life than one’s spirit—and you could see from the face that his spirit had not been lost.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “It is forbidden to cross the great river and look upon the place that was the Place of the Gods—this is most strictly forbidden. We do not even say its name though we know its name.” —Stephen Vincent Benét By the Waters of Babylon (short story).

Nalani_the_Cat: “After that, they gave me the good piece of meat and the warm corner by the fire. My father watched over me—he was glad that I should be a priest. But when I boasted or wept without a reason, he punished me more strictly than my brothers. That was right.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “My knowledge made me happy—it was like a fire in my heart.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “I prayed and purified myself, waiting for a sign. The sign was an eagle. It flew east.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Uh-oh. He was given explicit instructions not to head east.” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “Sometimes signs are sent by bad spirits.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “You think!?!” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “My heart was cold as a frog and my knees like water, but the burning in my mind would not let me have peace.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “I tried to think of my knowledge, but it was a squirrel’s heap of winter nuts.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “My raft went whirling downstream toward the Bitter Water. I looked after it, and thought if it had trod me under, at least I would be safely dead.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “It felt like ground underfoot; it did not burn me. It is not true what some of the tales say, that the ground there burns forever, for I have been there. Here and there were the marks and stains of the Great Burning...” —Stephen Vincent Benét “He’s thinking of lava?” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “I saw a little dance of white butterflies over a great heap of broken stones and columns. I went there and looked about me—there was a carved stone with cut-letters, broken in half. I can read letters but I could not understand these. They said UBTREAS.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “...I knew that my belly was hungry. I could have hunted for my meat, but I did not hunt. It is known that the gods did not hunt as we do—they got their food from enchanted boxes and jars.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “But near there, I found food, in the heart of a ruin, behind a door that still opened. I ate only the fruits from the jars—they had a very sweet taste. There was drink, too, in bottles of glass—the drink of the gods was strong and made my head swim.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “Everywhere there were books and writings, many in tongues that I could not read. The god who lived there must have been a wise god and full of knowledge...Nevertheless, it was strange. There was a washing-place but no water—perhaps the gods washed in air.” —Stephen Vincent Benét

Nalani_the_Cat: “...washed in air...” —Stephen Vincent Benét “This makes me think of TX right now.” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “...there were things that looked like lamps but they had neither oil nor wick. All these things were magic, but I touched them and lived—the magic had gone out of them.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Once again. Reminds me of TX. February, 2021.” —Kitty

Nalani_the_Cat: “Everywhere went the gods, on foot & in chariots—there were gods beyond number...their chariots blocked the streets. They had turned night to day for their pleasure—they did not sleep with the sun.” —Stephen Vincent Benét “Now Benét is evoking Escape From N.Y. (1981).” —Kitty

quotebread: "Perhaps 'tis not strictly in accordance with the evidence … but even the damned may salute the eloquence of Mr. Webster." - Stephen Vincent Benét



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