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Adam Blair admirable allusion American appears beautiful biographer Blithedale Romance Boston Brook Farm called character charming Cloth companions Concord conscience conscious Coverdale deal democratic Donatello dusky England England town English exquisite fact fancy feel Franklin Pierce fresh genius hand happy Hawthorne Hawthorne's heart Hester Prynne honour Horatio Bridge House human imagination impression intellectual interest intimate journals Lathrop less light literary live look Manse Margaret Fuller ment Miles Coverdale mind moral nature ness never Note-Books novel observation Old Home Oliver Goldsmith passage passed period person picture picturesque published Puritan Pyncheon quote reader Rome Salem Samuel Johnson Scarlet Letter scene seems sense Seven Gables sketch social society speaking story summer sympathy things thorne thorne's tion tone touch town Twice-Told Twice-Told Tales vague village volumes whole writing wrote young Zenobia
Página 41 - ... court, no personal loyalty, no aristocracy, no church, no clergy, no army, no diplomatic service, no country gentlemen, no palaces, no castles, nor manors, nor old country-houses, nor parsonages, nor thatched cottages nor ivied ruins; no cathedrals, nor abbeys, nor little Norman churches; no great universities nor public schools - no Oxford, nor Eton, nor Harrow; no literature, no novels, no museums, no pictures, no political society, no sporting class - no Epsom nor Ascot!
Página 94 - It was good, nevertheless, to meet him in the woodpaths, or sometimes in our avenue, with that pure intellectual gleam diffused about his presence like the garment of a shining one ; and he so quiet, so simple, so without pretension, encountering each man alive as if expecting to receive more than he could impart.
Página 50 - This claims to be called a haunted chamber, for thousands upon thousands of visions have appeared to me in it; and some few of them have become visible to the world. If ever I should have a biographer, he ought to make great mention of this chamber in my memoirs, because so much of my lonely youth was wasted here...
Página 5 - Church; he had all the Puritanic traits, both good and evil. He was likewise a 'bitter persecutor, as witness the Quakers, who have remembered him in their histories, and relate an incident of his hard severity towards a woman of their sect, which will last longer, it is to be feared, than any record of his better deeds, although these were many.
Página 5 - The figure of that first ancestor, invested by family tradition with a dim and dusky grandeur, was present to my boyish imagination as far back as I can remember. It still haunts me, and induces a sort of home-feeling with the past, which I scarcely claim in reference to the present phase of the town.
Página 9 - From father to son, for above a hundred years, they followed the sea; a gray-headed shipmaster, in each generation, retiring from the quarter-deck to the homestead, while a boy of fourteen took the hereditary place before the mast, confronting the salt spray and the gale, which had blustered against his sire and grandsire.
Página 103 - As you have found me out, take what I have written, and tell me, after you get home and have time to read it, if it is good for anything. It is either very good or very bad, — I don't know which." On my way up to Boston I read the germ of "The Scarlet Letter"; before I slept that night I wrote him a note all aglow with admiration of the marvellous story he had put into my hands, and told him that I would come again to Salem the next day and arrange for its publication.