Monday, July 25, 2011

[Hannah]: On the young, 1819

"The young are generally ambitious, and willing to submit to all labors and sacrifices to gain public opinion ... and they are generally benevolent, from sentiment, and disposed to serve mankind for the consciousness of doing it ... but they feel neglect and ill success very sensibly, and after failing in some of their generous purposes...they sink into a love of themselves and indifference to all mankind besides."
-The North American Review and Miscellaneous Journal, 1819


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