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James Fenimore Cooper
(1789-1851) born on
Sep 15
US novelist. He was the first important American novelist; wrote "The Spy," 1821 and "The Last of the Mohicans," 1826.
The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.

The Americans . . . are almost ignorant of the art of music, one of the most elevating, innocent and refining of human tastes, whose influence on the habits and morals of a people is of the most beneficial tendency.
Principles . . . become modified in practice, by facts.
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country.
The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The American Democrat," "On Language," 1838.
R: "The American Democrat," "On Civilization," 1838.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "A New Dictionary of Quotations," by H.L. Mencken, 1942.
K: "The American Democrat."

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