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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1532
AUTHOR:Henry Leavitt Ellsworth (1791–1858)
QUOTATION:The advancement of the arts from year to year taxes our credulity, and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end.
ATTRIBUTION:HENRY L. ELLSWORTH, U.S. commissioner of patents, Annual Report, p. 5 (1843).
SUBJECTS:Progress
 
 
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