Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
If any mention was made of homicide, madness, adultery, and intolerable tortures, we would let the church-bells ring louder, the church-organ swell its peal and drown the hideous sound. The sugar they raised was excellent: nobody tasted blood in it.
An Address Delivered in the Court-house in Concord, Massachusetts, on 1st August, 1844 (ed. 1844)