Susanna Moodie

(Strickland)

Susanna Moodie Quotes

  • ''Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.''
    Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Canadian author. Life in the Clearing, ch. 1 (1853).
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  • ''The Indian is one of Nature's gentlemen—he never says or does a rude or vulgar thing. The vicious, uneducated barbarians, who form the surplus of overpopulous European countries, are far behind the wild man in delicacy of feeling or natural courtesy.''
    Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), Canadian author. Roughing It in the Bush, ch. 1 (1852).

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Fancy And The Poet

Poet --

Enchanting spirit! -- at thy votive shrine
I lowly bend a simple wreath to twine;
O Come from the ideal world and fling
Thy airy fingers o'er my rugged string;
Sweep the dark chords of thought and give to earth
The thrilling song that tells thy heavenly birth --

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