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“'Tis emblematic, the rose of youth and health soon fades when watered by the tear of affliction.”
“The very basis of true peace of mind is a benevolent wish to see all the world as happy as one's self ...”
“... the heart that is truly virtuous is ever inclined to pity and forgive the errors of its fellow-creatures.”
“While discretion points out the impropriety of my conduct, inclination urges me on to ruin.”
Susanna Rowson, English-U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, actor, educator
(1762 - 1824)
Full name: Susanna Haswell Rowson.