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“The Indians of North America are, perhaps, the only race of men of whom it may be said, that though conquered, they were never enslaved. They could not submit, and live.”
“Home can never be transferred; never repeated in the experience of an individual. The place consecrated by parental love, by the innocence and sports of childhood, by the first acquaintance with nature; by the linking of the heart to the visible creation, is the only home.”
“... the most serious obstacle to the progress of the christian religion, in all ages and under all circumstances; the contrariety between its divine principles and the conduct of its professors ...”
“Caution is the instinct of the weaker animals ...”
“... your healthy people are always prejudiced against medicine.”
“Jennet was one of those persons, abounding in every class of life, whose virtues are most conspicuous in 'damning sins they are not inclined to.'”
“Youth and beauty abridge the labors of the toilet ...”
“... there is Mr. Wheeler in the pulpit, and he always talks of eternity till he forgets time.”
“He was fond of enveloping his meaning in shadowy analogies, which, like the moon, often led astray, with a beautiful but imperfect and illusive light.”
“... in the capacities of loving, as in all other capacities, there be diversities of gifts ...”
C.M. Sedgwick, U.S. novelist
(1789 - 1867)
Full name: Catharine Maria Sedgwick.