Saturday, March 6, 2010

Daily Dose

From The Heart of Hawthorne's Journals, edited by Newton Arvin


"A light, mildly joyous nature, gentle, graceful, yet perhaps without that deepest grace that results from strength. I am inclined to imagine that he may be more beautiful now, both in person and character, than in his earlier days; for the gravity of age sheds a venerable grace about him, after all, and gives a dignity which he may have lacked at first."

From Hawthorne's Journal, October 5th, 1855, on meeting Leigh Hunt.

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