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Comprehensive information about William Cullen Bryant including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. He was born at Cummington, a farming village in the Hampshire hills of western Massachusetts, on the 3rd of November 1794. This educational William Cullen Bryant resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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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
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Quote Left Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign. Quote Right
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Quote Left And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. . . . Quote Right
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Quote Left So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers. Quote Right
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Quote Left To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language. Quote Right
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