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Lydia H. Sigourney
“Ye say they all have pass'd away, / That noble race and brave, / That their light canoes have vanish'd / From off the crested wave / That mid the forests where they roam'd / There rings no hunter's shout; / But their name is on your waters, / Ye may not wash it out.”
“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.”
“Prosperity, alas! is often but another name for pride.”
“Teachers should be held in the highest honor. They are the allies of legislators; they have agency in the prevention of crime; they aid in regulating the atmosphere, whose incessant action and pressure cause the life-blood to circulate, and to return pure and healthful to the heart of the nation.”
“Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.”
“The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well-ordered homes of the people.”
“There can be no persevering industry wthout a deep sense of the value of time.”
Lydia H. Sigourney, U.S. poet, writer
(1791 - 1865)
Full name: Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney.