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George Ryan,

Republican governor of Illinois, imposed a moratorium on executions in Jan., citing a “shameful record of convicting innocent people and putting them on death row.” Ryan said sinc…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: XVI

XV Triumph XVI There is a shame of nobleness Confronting sudden pelf, — A finer shame of ecstasy Convicted of itself. A best disgrace a brave man feels, Acknowledged of the brave, —…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: XVI

by EmilyDickinsonXVTriumphXVI There is a shame of nobleness Confronting sudden pelf, — A finer shame of ecstasy Convicted of itself. A best disgrace a brave man feels, Acknowledged of the…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Gifts

GiftsGifts of one who loved me,— 'T was high time they came; When he ceased to love me, Time they stopped for shame.