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One sees that dead, vacant look steal over the rarest, finest of womens faces ... in the very midst, it may be, of their warmest summers day; and then one can guess at the secret of intolerable solitude that lies hid beneath the delicate laces ...
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War may be an armed angel with a mission, but she has the personal habits of the slums.

— Rebecca Harding Davis

Reform is born of need, not pity.

— Rebecca Harding Davis

But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.

— Rebecca Harding Davis

It has happened to me to meet many of the men of my day whom the world agreed to call great.

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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.

— Rebecca Harding Davis

I have never seen an adequate description anywhere of the amazement, the uncomprehending horror of the bulk of the American people which preceded the firing of that gun at Sumter. Politicians or far-sighted leaders on both sides knew what was coming. And it is they who have written histories of the war. But to the easy-going millions, busied with their farms or shops, the onrushing disaster was as inexplicable as an earthquake. Their protest arose from sea to sea like the clamor of a gigantic hive of frightened bees.

— Rebecca Harding Davis

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