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The House of the Seven Gables
QUOTATION: The world, that gray-bearded and wrinkled profligate, decrepit,
without being venerable.
QUOTATION: Is it a factor have I dreamt itthat, by means
of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating
thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
QUOTATION: Mans own youth is the worlds youth; at least he
feels as if it were, and imagines that the earths granite substance
is something not yet hardened, and which he can mould into whatever shape
QUOTATION: When a writer calls his work a Romance, it need hardly be
observed that he wishes to claim a certain latitude, both as to its fashion
and material, which he would not have felt himself entitled to assume
had he professed to be writing a Novel. The latter form of composition
is presumed to aim at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the probable
and ordinary course of mans experience. The formerwhile, as
a work of art, it must rigidly subject itself to laws, and while it sins
unpardonably so far as it may swerve aside from the truth of the human
hearthas fairly a right to present that truth under circumstances,
to a great extent, of the writers own choosing or creation. If he
thinks fit, also, he may so manage his atmospherical medium as to bring
out or mellow the lights and deepen and enrich the shadows of the picture.