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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Nathan Hale -- from Coventry, Connecticut, about 20 miles east of Hartford -- was an American spy during the American Revolution. He was captured by the British. As he was about to be hanged, his defiant last words were "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Nathan Hale's statue has stood in a prominent location on the front lawn of the Wadsworth Atheneum for more than a century. During the museum's current renovations, Mr. Hale stands forlorn behind a high wall, amidst construction debris, visible only to tall photographers who know that he is sulking over there.