Quotation by William Cullen Bryant

Oh mother of a mighty race,
Yet lovely in thy youthful grace!
The elder dames, thy haughty peers,
Admire and hate thy blooming years.
William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), U.S. poet. Oh Mother of a Mighty Race. . .

Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
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