O Earth! all bathed with blood and tears, yet never
Hast thou ceased putting forth thy fruit and flowers.

Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) Swiss-French writer, woman of letters, critic, salonist [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, Madame de Staël, Madame Necker]
Corinne, Book 13, ch. 4 (1807)
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