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"The Man of Adamant," an apologue by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The Man of Adamant”

An Apologue

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

IN the old times of religious gloom and intolerance lived Richard Digby, the gloomiest and most intolerant of a stern brotherhood. 2,908 more words


Thank You Readers!

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Leave it to Andy Warhol to provide me with the encouragement I needed today! As you know from my About Me page and previous posts, from the pink shed. 159 more words

From The Pink Shed

The doom laid upon me, of murdering so many of the brightest hours of the day | Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for March 23rd, 1840

March 23d.–I do think that it is the doom laid upon me, of murdering so many of the brightest hours of the day at the Custom House, that makes such havoc with my wits, for here I am again trying to write worthily, .

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors of Short Stories

Happy Tuesday!! Since this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is one that I’ve already done recently, I decided to go with a bit of different twist. 102 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

THE DIARY OF A CORONER would be a work likely to meet with large popular acceptance | Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for March 16th, 1854

March 16th.–Yesterday, at the coroner’s court, attending the inquest on a black sailor who died on board an English vessel, after her arrival at this…

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ON THIS DAY: March 16, 2017

March 16th is

Freedom of Information Day *

Black Press Day *

Curlew Day

No Selfies Day

National Panda Day

Saint Urho’s Day *

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There is also an imperial head of Julius Cæsar | Nathaniel Hawthorne's journal entry for March 15th, 1858

March 15th.–A week ago we went to the Vatican, to the halls of sculpture. They commence by a very long narrow gallery, the first part of which is devoted principally to inscriptions, inserted into or fastened upon the walls–on the right hand, pagan, on the left, Christian.

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