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[142] Ellery Channing. There was a sunny side of the whole movement, as T. W. Higginson and F. B. Sanborn, two of the latest survivors of the ferment, loved to emphasize in their talk and in their books; and it was shadowed also by tragedy and the pathos of unfulfilled desires. But as one looks back at it, in the perspective of threequarters of a century, it seems chiefly something touchingly fine. For all these men and women tried to hitch their wagon to a star.

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