• When Franklin drew the lightning from the clouds, he little dreamed that in the evolution of science his discovery would illuminate the torch of Liberty for France and America. The rays from this beacon, lighting this gateway to the continent, will welcome the poor and the persecuted with the hope and promise of homes and citizenship.

    Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1902). “The Library of Oratory: Ancient and Modern, with Critical Studies of the World's Great Orators by Eminent Essayists”
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