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    ... in America ... children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics.
    —Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    Miss Mary Emerson is here,—the youngest person in Concord, though about eighty,—and the most apprehensive of a genuine thought; earnest to know of your inner life; most stimulating society; and exceedly witty withal. She says they called her old when she was young, and she has never grown any older. I wish you could see her.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)