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Rebecca Harding Davis
(1831-1910) born on
Jun 24
US author, journalist, critic. She wrote "Waiting for the Verdict," 1867 and "Bits of Gossip," 1904.
         
   
F
Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil. As he grew up it was his duty as a Christian and a gentleman to appear to despise filthy lucre, whatever his secret opinion of it might be.

R
One sees that dead, vacant look steal over the rarest, finest of women's faces . . . in the very midst, it may be, of their warmest summer's day; and then one can guess at the secret of intolerable solitude that lies hid beneath the delicate laces . . .
A
"Reform is born of need, not pity. No vital movement of the people has worked down, for good or evil; fermented, instead, carried up the heaving, cloggy mass."
N
Be just -- not like man's law, which seizes on one isolated fact, but like God's judging angel, whose clear, sad eye saw all the countless cankering days of this man,s life. . ..
K
While the light burning within may have been divine, the outer case of the lamp was assuredly cheap enough. Whitman was, from first to last, a boorish, awkward poseur.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Bits of Gossip," ch. 1, 1904.
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: "Life in the Iron Mills," in " Atlantic Monthly," Apr 1861.
N: "Life in the Iron Mills," in " Atlantic Monthly," Apr 1861.
K: "Bits of Gossip," ch. 8, 1904.
   


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