Frederick Douglass, “a man for all seasons.”

Courtesy of National Park Service, FDNHS.

“…a man of an angel’s wit and singular learning. He is a man of many excellent virtues; I know not his fellow. For where is the man (in whom is so many goodly virtues) of that gentleness, lowliness, and affability, and as time requires, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes and sometime of steadfast gravity — a man for all seasons.”
Robert Whittington, Vulgaria, 1520

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