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Mary Boykin Chesnut

"We are divorced, North from South, because we have hated each other so. If we could only separate politely, and not have a horrid fight for divorce."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails, instead of reading as my habit was in all spare moments."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"Threatened men live long."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"A freshet in the autumn does not compensate for a drought in the spring."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"Of all our sorrows, memory is the worst."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age is one long regret!"

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"To think there are men who dare so defile a church, a sacred sanctuary dedicated to God. We have to hold up our skirts and walk tiptoe, so covered is the floor, the aisle and pews, with the dark shower of tobacco juice."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"Peace, comfort, quiet, happiness, I have found away from home. Only your own family, those nearest and dearest, can hurt you."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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"Is the sea drying up? It is going up into mist and coming down on us in this water spout, the rain. It raineth every day, and the weather represents our tearful despair on a large scale."

Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1905)

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Confederate diarist
(1823 - 1886)