We grant no dukedoms to the few,
We hold like rights and shall; —
Equal on Sunday in the pew,
On Monday in the mall.
For what avail the plough or sail,
Or land or life, if freedom fail?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, poet
“Boston” (1873)

Written and read for the 100th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Added on 9-Jan-08 | Last updated 9-Jan-08
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