Wednesday, July 8, 2015
From Emma Lazarus: Selections from Her Poetry and Prose, edited by Morris U. Schappes
"Certain moral ideas are the birth of a very complex order of civilization and can only be developed in the slow progress of time. Such for instance the idea of the sinfulness of slavery, which it would be as absurd to expect from the ancient Jew or Greek whose system of society was based upon the institution, as to look for a description of the telephone in Homer or the Bible."
From An Epistle to the Hebrews, II