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A Place In Thy Memory
My poor eyes long to look abroad upon this beautiful world, and my prisoned spirit struggles to break its darkness. I would love dearly to bonnet and shawl myself and go forth to breathe the air alone, and free as the breeze that fans my brow. But as Milton once said to his favorite daughter, "It matters little whether one has a star to guide or an angel-hand to lead;" and, Lizzy, we must learn to bear, and blame not that which we cannot change. The journey of life is short....
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Title: A Place In Thy Memory
Creator: S.H. DeKroyft (author)
Date: 1854
Format: Book
Publisher: John F. Trow, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Autobiography; Benevolence; Blind; Charity; Correspondence; Death; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Food; Friendship; Grief; Helen De Kroyft; Identity; Institutions; Mexican War; Michigan; Music; Native American; New York; New York City, NY; New York Institution For The Blind; Quakers; Religion; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; Thurlow Weed; Travel; Tuberculosis; Women & Gender
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Mass Media, Culture & The Arts; Social Movements & Advocacy