Agitation — It is by agitation that the air is made refreshing when the sultry heats of summer sicken the delicate and enervate the strong.
It is agitation which preserves large bodies of water from stagnation and putrescence.
It is agitation which brings down the rotten wood of the forest with a crash to the ground.
It is agitation by the same strong breeze which strengthens the stout oak, and gives it a firmer holding on the soil.
It is by agitating subjects connected with public liberty , that the calm of despotism and the succeeding storm of revolution are equally avoided. Let those who are for a public passiveness, quiescence, and unruffled passiveness, quiescence, and unruffled surface, know that the storm which succeeds this is irresistible as the tornado, devastating as the locust, and sudden as the whirlwind — Vindicator.
(Liberator, March 2, 1833 pg. 4)