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Art and Images in Psychiatry
Feb 2012

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(2):116-117. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.1854

These are the times that try men's souls . . . he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.—Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, December 23, 17761

[No impression of my youth] was half so momentous as . . .  Washington Crossing the Delaware, in a wondrous flare of projected gaslight and with the effect of a revelation. . . . the profiled national hero's purpose . . . —Henry James, A Small Boy and Others, 19132(p3,488)

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