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“In the South, words like ‘gentleman,’ ‘honor’ and ‘chivalry’ had, and still have, both meaning and value. In the North, the words ‘chivalry’ and ‘gentlemen’ have finally become a sort of scoff. The gulf between the two sections widens daily. And the land that does not value the meaning of words like ‘honor’ and ‘gentleman,’ eventually commits suicide. It is the suicide of government, culture and literature itself.” William Gilmore Simms, 1870