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Augusta J. Evans
“All things are dark to sorrow.”
“The sun of hope had set forever to her vision ...”
“Oh! what a luxury it is to weep, / And find in tears a sad relief!”
“Money is everything in this world to some people, and more than the next to other poor souls.”
“Oh, Duty is an icy shadow!”
“... a Cherokee rose-hedge is not more thickly set with thorns than a literary career with grievous, vexatious, tormenting disappointments.”
“Memory is earth's retribution for man's sins.”
“It is a mournful thing to know that you are utterly isolated among millions of human beings; that not a drop of your blood flows in any other veins.”
“Life does not count by years. Some suffer a lifetime in a day, and so grow old between the rising and the setting of the sun.”
“... facts are ugly, stubborn things.”
Augusta J. Evans, U.S. writer
(1835 - 1909)
Full name: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson.