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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:366
AUTHOR:James Barron Hope (1827–87)
QUOTATION:’Tis after death that we measure men.
ATTRIBUTION:JAMES BARRON HOPE, “Our Heroic Dead,” A Wreath of Virginia Bay Leaves, ed. Janey Hope Marr, p. 71 (1895).

  As commander of the camp, he addressed the Confederate veterans on their first decoration day with this poem.—Samuel A. Link, Pioneers of Southern Literature, vol. 2, p. 423 (1903).
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