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No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.

 
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James F. Cooper
James F. Cooper
  • Born: September 15, 1789
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist

James Fenimore Cooper was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances draw a picture of frontier and American Indian life in the early American days which created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.

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