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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.
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.

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 . . .
"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."
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. . ..
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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