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" No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight,... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Side 239
1904
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The Living Age ..., Bind 99

1868
...insisted upon as they are, and must needs be, in America. No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land....
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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review, Bind 46

1871
...insisted upon as they are, and must needs be, in America. No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiauitv. no mvsterv. no picturesque and eloomv wrong, nor anvin which they have their highest inspiration....
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Secular annotations on Scripture texts, Bind 2

Francis Jacox - 1871
...own country, as the site of a romance, by pleading that no author, without a trial, could conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country..." as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance writers may find congenial and easily handled themes...
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Every Saturday

1872
...author," he says, in the preface to " Transformation," — "No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor any thing but a commonplace prosperity in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my...
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The Oberlin Review, Bind 14–15

1886
...terribly insisted upon as they are and must needs be in America. No writer without a trial can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, as is happily the case with my dear native land. . . . Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens and wall-flowers...
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Hawthorne

Henry James - 1879 - 183 sider
...novels and to lay the scene of them in the western world. "No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...as is happily the case with my dear native land." The perusal of Hawthorne's American Note-Books operates as a practical commentary upon this somewhat...
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Essays from the North American Review

Allen Thorndike Rice - 1879 - 482 sider
...Yet eight years later Hawthorne wrote with calm ennui : " No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...as is happily the case with my dear native land." Is crime never romantic, then, until distance ennobles it ? Or were the tragedies of Puritan life so...
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American Literature ; an Historical Sketch, 1620-1880

John Nichol - 1882 - 472 sider
...reminds us, as his excuse for laying the scene in Italy, " that no author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a -romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. Romance and Poetry, ivy and lichens and wallflowers, need ruins to make them grow." Hawthorne lived...
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American Literature ; an Historical Sketch, 1620-1880

John Nichol - 1882 - 472 sider
...reminds us, as his excuse for laying the scene in Italy, " that no author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. Romance and Poetry, ivy and lichens and wallflowers, need ruins to make them grow." Hawthorne lived...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Bind 42

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - 1883
...inclinations leaned so strongly to the old world. " No author, without a trial," he wrote, " can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens, and wall-flowers need ruin to make them grow." April 5th, 1855, Mr....
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