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[On Harvard President Charles William Eliot's lamentation that the average Harvard graduate had fewer than two children:] That is ...
In proper English households . . . one writer remembered in the 1630s as a time when, "The child perfectly loathed the sight of hi ...
In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double sign ...
All ceremonies are in themselves very silly things; but yet, a man of the world should know them. They are the outworks of Manners ...
I loved reading, and had a great desire of attaining knowledge; but whenever I asked questions of any kind whatsoever, I was alway ...
... our great-grandmothers were prudes. The reason why they talked so much about their souls, I fancy, is that there was hardly a ...
[F]rom Saratoga [N.Y.] till we got back to Northampton [Mass.], was then mostly desert. Now it is what 34. years of free and good ...
Ideals possess the strange quality that if they were completely realized they would turn into nonsense. One could easily follow a ...
The slave-ship is on her way, crowded with its dying victims; new cargoes are being added in mid-ocean; a small crew of slaveholde ...
We were hospitably entertained in Concord, New Hampshire, which we persisted in calling New Concord, as we had been wont, to disti ...
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