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James Fenimore Cooper

“We live in a world of transgressions and selfishness, and no pictures that represent us otherwise can be true; though happily for human nature, gleamings of that pure spirit in whose likeness man has been fashioned, are to be seen, relieving its deformities, and mitigating, if not excusing its crimes.”


James Fenimore Cooper, The Deer Slayer V1: Or the First Warpath
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