“Such persons become embittered against the country [
“But why are we so exquisitely alive to the aspersions of
“There is a general impression in
“Nothing is so easy and inviting as the retort of abuse and sarcasm; but it is a paltry and an unprofitable contest.”
“Knowledge is power and truth is knowledge; whoever, therefore, knowingly propagates a prejudice, willfully saps the foundation of his country’s strength.”
“Opening, too, as we do, an asylum for strangers from every portion of the earth, we should receive all with impartiality.”
Great Essays. Ed. Houston Peterson.
What is an essay? “They are all prefaces. A preface is nothing but a talk with the reader; and they [essays] do nothing else.” Charles Lamb.