Who built the seven gates of Thebes?
The books are filled with names of kings.
Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?
And Babylon, so many times destroyed.
Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima’s houses,
That city glittering with gold, lived those who built it?
In the evening when the Chinese wall was finished
Where did the masons go? Imperial Rome
Is full of arcs of triumph. Who reared them up? Over whom
Did the Caesars triumph? Byzantium lives in song.
Were all her dwellings palaces? And even in Atlantis of the legend
The night the seas rushed in,
The drowning men still bellowed for their slaves.

Young Alexander conquered India.
He alone?
Caesar beat the Gauls.
Was there not even a cook in his army?
Phillip of Spain wept as his fleet
was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?
Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War.
Who triumphed with him?

Each page a victory
At whose expense the victory ball?
Every ten years a great man,
Who paid the piper?

So many particulars.
So many questions.

18thcenturywannabe:

lizzywhimsy:

Alexander Hamilton, everyone…

I’M DEAD AND GONE

rightsided:

This is exactly what happened.

rightsided:

This is exactly what happened.

(Source: thenewhotness)

aaronburrssexdungeon:

current mood: john marshall having a misadventure in the library of congress

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(Source: aaronburrr)

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nyarlathotwink:

my favorite moment in history is when all the pokemon started crying over alexander hamilton to bring him back to life after he got shot

ways I am staying motivated while writing this paper about nullification
it’s hard to procrastinate with those eyes looking at you

ways I am staying motivated while writing this paper about nullification

it’s hard to procrastinate with those eyes looking at you

whatsallthishappyhorseshit:

Do you want to see my stimulus package?

whatsallthishappyhorseshit:

Do you want to see my stimulus package?

verycunninglinguist:

psa for anyone who doesn’t know that anne frank was queer

manticoreimaginary:

crookedindifference:

If Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin couldn’t leave the moon

The astronauts had no instructions in that situation, although Nixon’s staff did prepare a contingency plan. The President would phone each of the widows-to-be.

Then he would read this address to the nation: