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Just when it seemed that both the City of New York and the federal government were willing to let Grant’s Tomb, on upper Fifth Avenue, sink into neglect, desuetude, and decay, with few to protest this indignity to an American president and a national monument, along has come a curious publication of the Ulysses S. Grant Association. I hope that this Association has the requisite power to shame the politicians (which would be a great deal of power indeed, as politicians have little enough shame) into repairing and renovating and protecting the resting place of one of the great heroes of the Republic.

In any case, the curious publication is “General Grant” by Matthew Arnold, with a...

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