Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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As True Now As It Was In The 1840s

"The farmer imagines power and place are fine things. But the President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the throne."

Emerson: on Compensation
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