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The Thundering Herd

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Italy is just entering upon a six months period of honor to the memory of her greatest poet, Vergil. There will be oratory, poetry and song. There will be pilgrimages to his tomb. Classical scholars from many nations are making special trips to Italy to take part in the long celebration.

There seems to the average mind, however, one strange lack. There should come cavalry, light horse and heavy: dragoons, horseguards, yes, even horse marines. There might be also jockeys on their mounts, polo teams, small circuses. For there should rally from schoolhouse and academy, from seminary, college and university, the myriads of "ponies" that down through the ages the schoolboy has ridden roughshod among the singing lines of Vergil. The Columbia State quoted in the Boston Transcript.

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