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Quote Left The stormy March has come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies; I hear the rushing of the blast, That through the snowy valley flies. Quote Right
Quote Left The right to discuss freely and openly, by speech, by the pen, by the press, all political questions, and to examine and animadvert (speak out) upon all political institutions, is a right so clear and certain, so interwoven with our other liberties, so necessary, in fact to their existence, that without it we must fall at once into depression or anarchy. To say that he who holds unpopular opinions must hold them at the peril of his life, and that, if he expresses them in public, he has only himself to blame if they who disagree with him should rise and put him to death, is to strike at all rights, all liberties, all protection of the laws, and to justify and extenuate all crimes. Quote Right
Quote Left The blacks of this region are a cheerful, careless, dirty, race, not hard worked, and in many respects indulgently treated. It is of course the desire of the master that his slaves shall be laborious; on the other hand it is the determination of the slave to lead as easy a life as he can. The master has the power of punishment on his side; the slave, on his, has invincible inclination, and a thousand expedients learned by long practice... Good natured though imperfect and slovenly obedience on one side, is purchased by good treatment on the other. Quote Right
Quote Left The summer day is closed - the sun is set: Well they have done their office, those bright hours, The latest of whose train goes softly out In the red west. The green blade of the ground Has risen, and herds have cropped it; the young twig Has spread its plaited tissues to the sun; Flowers of the garden and the waste have blown And withered; seeds have fallen upon the soil, From bursting cells, and in their graves await Their resurrection. Insects from the pools Have filled the air awhile with humming wings, That now are still for ever; painted moths Have wandered the blue sky, and died again Quote Right
Quote Left The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds and naked woods and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead; They rustle to the eddying gust, and to the rabbit Quote Right
Quote Left The sad and solemn night hath yet her multitude of cheerful fires; The glorious host of light walk the dark hemisphere till she retires; All through her silent watches, gliding slow, Her constellations come, and climb the heavens, and go. Quote Right
Quote Left The praise of those who sleep in earth,The pleasant memory of their worth,The hope to meet when life is past,Shall heal the tortured mind at last. Quote Right
Quote Left Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson, Yet our full-leaved willows are in the freshest green. Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen. Quote Right
Quote Left Gaze on them, till the tears shall dim thy sight, But keep that earlier, wilder image bright. Quote Right
Quote Left Summer wanes; the children are grown;Fun and frolic no more he knows. . . . Quote Right
Quote Left So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers. Quote Right
Quote Left I shall see The hour of death draw near to me, Hope, blossoming within my heart, Quote Right
Quote Left Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness. Quote Right
Quote Left And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. . . . Quote Right
Quote Left Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings. Quote Right
Quote Left Thine eyes shall see the light of distant skies: Yet, Cole! thy heart shall bear to Europe's strand... Quote Right
Quote Left Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion. Quote Right
Quote Left To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language. Quote Right
Quote Left Eloquence is the poetry of prose. Quote Right
Quote Left And then I think of one who in her youthful beauty died, The fair meek blossom that grew up and faded by my side, Quote Right
Quote Left These struggling tides of life that seemIn wayward, aimless course to tend,Are eddies of the mighty streamThat rolls to its appointed end. Quote Right
Quote Left And wrath has left its scar -- that fire of hellHas left its frightful scar upon my soul. Quote Right
Quote Left There's freedom at thy gates and rest For Earth's downtrodden and oppressed, Quote Right
Quote Left Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger. Quote Right
Quote Left Another hand thy sword shall wield, Another hand the standard wave,... Quote Right
Quote Left The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at. Quote Right
Quote Left And wrath has left its scar -- that fire of hell Has left its frightful scar upon my soul. Quote Right
Quote Left The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year Of wailing winds and naked woods and meadows brown and sear Quote Right
Quote Left Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign. Quote Right

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