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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
expression in the debating societies and in the verses he wrote. It is worth while to quote one passage on Free and Slave Labor, written at fifteen:— May these tides never meet, the one so black It poisons all it meets upon its track; The other crystal, from the throne of God, Pure as the stream brought forth by Moses' rod. But as it is, let us our duty do, Although our opportunities be few, And let us labor that our feeling then Shall be content on earth, good — will to men. Dr. S. H. Taylor, principal of Phillips Academy, thus described the character of this young pupil:— He at once gave evidence of superior talents, a well-balanced mind, and sound judgment. While his mind did not act as rapidly as that of some others, it had unusual symmetry, breadth, and grasp. He did not study for rank, but for the mastery of the subjects which came before him; hence his knowledge of these was often broader and more thorough than that of many whose recitations were prepared mer<