Donald Grant Mitchell

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Donald Grant Mitchell

Donald Grant Mitchell (April 12, 1822December 15, 1908) was an American essayist and novelist.


  • Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose—easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.
    • Reveries of a Bachelor, or a Book of the Heart (1850), p. 78.

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