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    ‘Way down upon de Swanee ribber,
    Far, far away,
    Dere’s where my heart is turning ebber,
    Dere’s where de old folks stay.
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1884)

    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)