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    It appears to be a matter of national pride that the President is to have more mud, and blacker mud, and filthier mud in front of his door than any other man can afford.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    I put away my brushes; resolutely crucified my divine gift, and while it hung writhing on the cross, spent my best years and powers cooking cabbage. “A servant of servants shall she be,” must have been spoken of women, not Negroes.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm, U.S. newspaperwoman, abolitionist, and human rights activist. Half a Century, ch. 8 (1880)

    They keep such a dingdong about “supporting the Constitution.” One might imagine it was some miserable, decrepit old creature that was no longer able to totter on crutches but must be held on every side, and dragged along like a drunken loafer, on his road to the lock-up.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    Mistress, there are portents abroad of magic and might,
    And things that are yet to be done. Open the door!
    —Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (b. 1893)

    So, instead of spending my strength quarreling with the hand, I would strike for the heart of that great tyranny.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)