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    The cultivation of one set of faculties tends to the disuse of others. The loss of one faculty sharpens others; the blind are sensitive in touch. Has not the extreme cultivation of the commercial faculty permitted others as essential to national life, to be blighted by disease?
    —J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910)

    Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,
    Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away,
    Gone from the earth to a better land I know,
    I hear their gentle voices calling “Old Black Joe.”
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)

    Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment.
    —J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910)