The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) American writer
The Scarlet Letter, ch. 1 “The Prison Door” (1850)
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