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Literary Shrines Theodore F Wolfe

Literary Shrines

Theodore F Wolfe

Published March 24th 2015
ISBN : 9781506142661
Paperback
118 pages
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[...]room then came the sage Emerson with a sunbeam in his face- the cast-iron man Thoreau, long-nosed, queer-mouthed, ugly as sin, but with whom to talk is like hearing the wind among the boughs of a forest tree- Ellery Channing, with hisMore[...]room then came the sage Emerson with a sunbeam in his face- the cast-iron man Thoreau, long-nosed, queer-mouthed, ugly as sin, but with whom to talk is like hearing the wind among the boughs of a forest tree- Ellery Channing, with his wife and her illustrious sister, Margaret Fuller- the gifted George William Curtis, then tilling a farm not far from the Manse, long before he lounged in an Easy Chair- genial Bradford, relative of Ripley, and associate and firm friend of Hawthorne- Horatio Bridge, of the African Cruiser and of the recent Hawthorne Recollections- the critic George Hillard, at whose house Hawthorne was married- Prince Lowell, the large-hearted- Franklin Pierce, Hawthornes life-long friend. Concerning the discussion of things physical and metaphysical, to which these old walls then listened, the host gives us little hint. Sometimes the guests were feasted on nectar and ambrosia by the new Adam and Eve- sometimes they listened to the music of the spheres which, for private convenience, is packed into a music-box,-left here by Thoreau when he went to teach in the family of Emersons brother- once here before this wide fireplace they sat late and told ghost stories, -doubtless suggested by the clerical phantom whose sighs they used to hear in yonder dusky[...].