George Henry Boker

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When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
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George Henry Boker (October 6, 1823January 2, 1890) was an American poet, playwright, and diplomat.


  • "Freedom!" their battle-cry,—
    "Freedom! or leave to die!"
    • The Black Regiment.
  • Love is that orbit of the restless soul
    Whose circle grazes the confines of space,
    Bounding within the limits of its race
    Utmost extremes.
    • Sequence on Profane Love (posthumously published, 1927).

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