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Old 10-09-2017, 08:31 PM   #4111
Ram27
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Anyways here is why I love Hawthorne:

(HSG I)

It would be an omission, trifling, indeed, but unpardonable, were we to forget the green moss that had long since gathered over the projections of the windows, and on the slopes of the roof, nor must we fail to direct the reader's eye to a crop, not of weeds, but flower-shrubs, which were growing aloft in the air, not a great way from the chimney, in a nook between two of the gables. They were called Alice's Posies. The tradition was, that a certain Alice Pynchon had flung up the seeds, in sport, and that the dust of the street and the decay of the roof gradually formed a kind of soil for them, out of which they grew, when Alice had long been in her grave. However the flowers might have come there, it was both sad and sweet to observe how Nature adopted to herself this desolate, decaying, gusty, rusty old house of the Pyncheon family; and how the ever-returning Summer did her best to gladden it with tender beauty, and grew melancholy in the effort.


i hated the scarlet letter in high school but after getting arrested, i read it again and loved it

 
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