William Wetmore Story and His Friends: From Letters, Diaries, and Recollections

William Wetmore Story and His Friends: From Letters, Diaries, and Recollections

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William Wetmore Story and His Friends: From Letters, Diaries, and Recollections

William Wetmore Story and His Friends: From Letters, Diaries, and Recollections

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It may appear a new application of the truth that honour, where honour, as to any frank advance, attaches, is especially due to the light skirmishers, the éclaireurs, who have gone before; yet there are occasions on which it comes home to us that, so far as we are contentedly cosmopolite to-day and move about in a world that has been made for us both larger and more amusing, we owe much of our extension and diversion to those comparatively few who, amid difficulties and dangers, set the example and made out the road. This is the lesson offered us, on occasion, as we turn over old records . . .

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