Henry Howard Brownell
Living, just by itself—what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you've got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that's terribly exciting—or he'll come along and nibble your brain.Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Henry Howard Brownell (1820–1872) was an American poet and historian.
- Up the River of Death
Sailed the Great Admiral!
- The River Fight (published 1864).
- You might have deemed our long gun-deck
Two hundred feet of hell.
- Since what unnumbered year
Hast thou kept watch and ward
And o’er the buried Land of Fear
So grimly held thy guard?
- The Sphynx (published 1864).