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226. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A few generations ago, the starting point of a discussion about Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the writers of his time and place, seems to have been about the possibility or difficulty of American literature. 1,344 more words

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The History of Literature #159 - Herman Melville

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Today, Herman Melville (1819-1891) is considered one of the greatest of American writers, and a leading candidate for THE American novelist thanks to his classic work, Moby-Dick. 151 more words

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About the time the Spy and the Fanny sailed | Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for September 10th, 1852

September 10th.–Here is another beautiful morning, with the sun dimpling in the early sunshine. Four sail-boats are in sight, motionless on the sea, with the whiteness of their sails reflected in it.

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Happiness

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Monument Mountain Reservation, Great Barrington, MA

On the way to dropping my son off for a Youth Conference near the Massachusetts, New York State line, I drove past the parking lot for Monument Mountain Reservation. 1,119 more words

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly — Image by kenne

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne 

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