James Russell Lowell 22 February 1819 – 12 August 1891

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I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
James Russell Lowell (1819-91), U.S. poet, editor. Letter, March 4, 1873.
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), U.S. poet, editor. Address, October 6, 1884, Birmingham, England. "Democracy," Democracy and Other Addresses (1886).
It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.
James Russell Lowell (1819-91), U.S. poet, editor. "Elizabethan Dramatists, Omitting Shakespear: John Webster," Lowell's Early Prose Writings (1902).

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James Russell Lowell ‘s poems speak volumes to me.
Mr. Lowell wrote a short poem for Grover Cleveland that began with: " Let who has felt compute the strain of struggle with abuses strong. I have memorized it but why can't I find it among his poems, listed here?
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