Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“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

Source: from the 1873 poem Boston, written for the centennial of the Boston Tea Party.

“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 Click To Tweet
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote “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?”