Friday, December 9, 2016

Diary of Brigadier-General William F. Bartlett: Wednesday, August 24, 1864

Good-by one more day. Major Morfit up here this eve; looked in to see me; thinks my chance for exchange just as good here as at Columbia. I don't know how much he knows about it, but I think very little. Apropos, an epigram occurs.

Our jailer bears the name of Morfit
A name on which if any saw fit
By making rhymes his life to forfeit
He'd swear By Allah and the Prophet
For nothing was this Major more fit.

SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 130

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