LOUIS H. RODDIS
There are numerous English and American poets whose works are voluminous and who like Shakespeare, Milton, Byron and Longfellow are as notable for the quantity as for the quality of their verse. On the other hand there are not a few who owe their fame to almost a single song. Such are Gray with the "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard", Cooke whose "Florence Vane" has been translated into more modern languages than there are verses in the poem, Lady Scott's "Annie Laurie", Foster's "Swanee River", and Payne's "Home, Sweet Home". In these latter the wedding of words and music
RODDIS LH. A Medical Poet of the Middle Border, William Savage Pitts, M.D.. Ann Intern Med. ;6:952–958. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-7-952
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(7):952-958.
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