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If I could write a story that would do for the Indian one-hundredth part what 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' did for the Negro, I would be thankful the rest of my life.
Helen Hunt Jackson
But great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Love has a tide!
O month when they who love must love and wed.
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson
As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough – I wrote faster than I would write a letter – two thousand to three thousand words in a morning, and I cannot help it.
Helen Hunt Jackson
When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
Helen Hunt Jackson
I shall be found with 'Indians' engraved on my brain when I am dead. A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.
There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find, O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.
Helen Hunt Jackson
There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?
Helen Hunt Jackson
I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
Great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.
Helen Hunt Jackson
The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
Helen Hunt Jackson
If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs. Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful.
Helen Hunt Jackson
But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood.
Helen Hunt Jackson

I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
When Time is spent, Eternity begins.
On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead.
Helen Hunt Jackson