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Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1804-1864) born on
Jul 04
US novelist, short-story writer. He was the leading U.S. fiction-writer of 19th century; wrote "The Scarlet Letter," 1850.
         
   
F
Yesterday I visited the British Museum; an exceedingly tiresome affair. It quite crushes a person to see so much at once; and I wandered from hall to hall with a weary and heavy heart. The present is burdened too much with the past.

R
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
A
Great men have to be lifted upon the shoulders of the whole world, in order to conceive their great ideas, or perform their great deeds.
N
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and, lastly, the solid cash.
K
Life is made up of marble and mud.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "English Notebooks," 1870; entry for 27 Mar 1856.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: The House of the Seven Gables, Ch. 2
   


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