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now run home, peeping at your sweet image in the pitcher as you go, and forget not in a glass of my own liquor to drink “SUCCESS TO THE TOWN-PUMP.”

SUGGESTED TALES FOR FURTHER STUDY.

The Snow Image.
The Golden Fleece.
The Great Bunckle.

The Great Stone Face.
The Sunken Treasure.
Little Daffydowndilly.

CRITICISMS.

1. “He is so simple, so transparent, so just, so tender, so magnanimous, that my highest instinct could only correspond with his will. I never knew such delicacy of nature. He has perfect dominion over himself in every respect, so that to do the highest, wisest, loveliest thing is not the least effort to him, any more than it is to a baby to be innocent. I never knew such loftiness, so simply borne. I have never known him to stoop from it in the most trivial household matter, any more than in a larger and more public one."-Mrs. Hawthorne.

2. "In all the higher literary qualities, in all that constitutes creative genius, he is indisputably the first. He found his own field of labor, like Cooper, but is entitled to higher honors as a discoverer, inasmuch as that field was loftier and more remote. His style is no less limpid than that of Irving, and is the more attractive, in so far as it betrays the portions of no model and the manner of no former period. He is at once the rarest and purest growth of the intellectual and social soil from which he sprang. He is not only American, but no other race or time could possibly have produced him.”-Bayard Taylor.

3. "His characters are real and definitely outlined, but they are all seen in a single light—the contemplative light of the particular idea which has floated before him in each of his stories--and they are seen, not fully and in their integrity, as things are seen by daylight, but like things touched by moonlight--only so far as they are lighted up by the idea of the story. The thread of unity which connects his tales is always some pervading thought of his own; they are not written mainly to display character, still less for the mere narrative interest, but for the illustration they cast on some idea or conviction of their author's. His novels are not novels in the ordinary sense; they are ideal situations expanded by minute study and trains of clear, pale thought into the dimensions of novels."-Hutton.

REFERENCES.

Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife, Julian Hawthorne.

Memories of Hawthorne, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop.
Hawthorne poem, Longfellow.
Hawthorne poem, Stedman.
Hawthorne in Berkshire, poem, Gilder,
Yesterdays With Authors, Fields.

QUESTIONS ON HAWTHORNE.

1. Tell the story of Hawthorne's life.
2. Name four of his best known works.

3. Name his masterpiece. Where is the scene laid? Why is it a great work?

4. What is an allegory? Which one of Hawthorne's books is the most allegorical? What have the characters

been explained as personifications of? What is the theme of the book?

5. Name two of Hawthorne's best known books for children.

6. Name three characters from his books and tell where they occur.

7. What books are composed of collections of magazine stories?

8. Tell of Hawthorne's life at Brook Farm. What romance was the result of this experience? What member of the Brook Farm Association was its heroine? What do you know of her as an author?

Name some of Hawthorne's most distinguished friends.

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."-Lady Montagu.

CHAPTER IV.

SOME EARLY WOMEN NOVELISTS AND

POETS.

“Thou who by some celestial clue couldst find
The way to all the hearts of all mankind,
On thee, already canonized, enshrined,

What more can Heaven bestow !"

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.
JULIA WARD HOWE.
LUCY LARCOM.
THE CAREY SISTERS.
Louisa May Alcott.
HELEN HUNT JACKSON.

“A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond a life."-Milton.

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