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America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer.
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Another poet whom popular prejudice clothed with abnormal qualities was Walt Whitman.
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But remember, I am no politician, and no seer into souls.
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But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.
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Crime, to the man of the forties, was an alien monstrous terror.
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Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
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For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.
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I must interrupt myself to say just here that the character and manners of the Scotch-Irish settler in the Middle States were always very different from those of the Southerner and New Englander.
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I never happened to meet Edgar Allan Poe, but during my girlhood I knew intimately a family who had been among his nearest friends in Richmond.
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I went to Concord, a young woman from the backwoods, firm in belief that Emerson was the first of living men. He was the modern Moses who had talked with God apart and could interpret Him to us.
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It has happened to me to meet many of the men of my day whom the world agreed to call great.
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It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below.
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It was part of your religion to hate the British.
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No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
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No vital movement of the people has worked down, for good or evil; fermented, instead, carried up the heaving, cloggy mass.
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Our village was built on the Ohio River, and was a halting place on this great national road, then the only avenue of traffic between the South and the North.
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Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.
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Reform is born of need, not pity.
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Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old, the commonest things around us take on live meanings and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm, slow moving days when we were young.
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The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute.
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The only hero known to my childhood was Henry Clay.
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The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.
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THE world that we lived in when I was a child would seem silent and empty to this generation. There were no railways in it, no automobiles or trolleys, no telegraphs, no sky-scraping houses.
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TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance.
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War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.
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We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
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We have grown used to money. The handling, the increase of it, is the chief business of life now with most of us.
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You were only truly patriotic if you had a laborer for a grandfather and were glad of it.
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You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do.
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Your real geniuses - the accredited rulers in these demesnes - are not always people with whom you can fellowship.
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