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The Wives of The Dead by Nathaniel Hawthorne

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

She approached the bed to discover if Mary's sleep were peaceful. Besides, he is appointed of the escort to bring the captivated Frenchers and Indians home to the province jail. She suffered the rays of the lamp to fall upon the unconscious form of the bereaved one. The cold light of the lamp threw the shadows of the furniture up against the wall, stamping them immovably there, except when they were shaken by a sudden flicker of the flame. But Margaret stayed not to watch these picturesque effects. By some accident, it had been left unhasped, and yielded easily to her hand.

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HAWTHORNE'S WIVES OF THE BEREAVEMENT AND THE

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

This section contains 290 words approx. Two vacant arm-chairs were in their old positions on opposite sides of the hearth, where the brothers had been wont to sit in young and laughing dignity, as heads of families; two humbler seats were near them, the true thrones ot that little empire, where Mary and herself had exercised in love, a power that love had won. Joy flashed into her heart, and lighted it up at once, and breathless, and with winged steps, she flew to the bedside of her sister. A vivid dream had latterly involved her in its unreal life, of which, however, she could only remember that it had been broken in upon at the most interesting point. Margaret lay in unquiet sleep, and the drapery was displaced around her; her young cheek was rosy-tinted, and her lips half opened in a vivid smile; an expression of joy, debarred its passage by her sealed eyelids, struggled forth like incense from the whole countenance. But after an hour of such indulgence, one of the sisters, all of whose emotions were influenced by her mild, quiet, yet not feeble character, began to recollect the precepts of resignation and endurance which piety had taught her, when she did not think to need them. While Margaret groaned in bitterness, she heard a knock at the street door.

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The Wives of the Dead by Nathaniel Hawthorne

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

At the same moment, the pang of recollection darted into her mind; the pall of sleep was thrown back from the face of grief; the dim light of the chamber, and the objects therein revealed, had retained all her suspended ideas, and restored them as soon as she unclosed her eyes. Mary experienced the effect often consequent upon grief quietly borne, and soon sunk into temporary forgetfulness, while Margaret became more disturbed and feverish, in proportion as the night advanced with its deepest and stillest hours. No obstante si alguien tiene derecho reservado sobre alguna de ellas y se siente perjudicado por su publicación, por favor, no dude en comunicárnoslo. But her hand trembled against Margaret's neck, a tear also fell upon her cheek, and she suddenly awoke. Margaret shrunk from disturbing her sister-in-law, and felt as if her own better fortune had rendered her involuntarily unfaithful, and as if altered and diminished affection must be the consequence of the disclosure she had to make. Sleep did not steal upon the sisters at one and the same time. Hawthorne was a 19th century novelist and short story writer.

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The Wives of the Dead

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

When the night was far advanced, Mary awoke with a sudden start. It was a lattice, turning upon hinges; and having thrown it back, she stretched her head a little way into the moist atmosphere. United, as they had been, by the relationship of the living, and now more closely so by that of the dead, each felt as if whatever consolation her grief admitted were to be found in the bosom of the other. He tells me we had the better in the skirmish you wot of, and that thirteen men reported slain are well and sound, and your husband among them. The story details the women's responses to news of their husbands' deaths and, later, to news that they are, in fact, still alive. With a sudden step, she turned away.

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The Wives of the Dead

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

So, without saying a word to the old woman, I clapped on my hat, and ran out of the house. She thought he was there to start courting her again because he knew that her husband had died. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, leaving behind his wife and their three children. While Margaret groaned in bitterness, she heard a knock at the street-door. The universal sympathy excited by this bereavement, drew numerous condoling guests to the habitation of the widowed sisters.

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The Wives of the Dead by Nathaniel Hawthorne

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

By some accident, it had been left unhasped, and yielded easily to her hand. Happy is it, and strange, that the lighter sorrows are those from which dreams are chiefly fabricated. The doors of both chambers were left open, so that a part of the interior of each, and the beds with their unclosed curtains, were reciprocally visible. They were the recent brides of two brothers, a sailor and a landsman, and two successive days had brought tidings of the death of each, by the chances of Canadian warfare and the tempestuous Atlantic. She paused, however, at the door of the chamber, while a thought of pain broke in upon her. But her hand trembled against Margaret's neck, a tear also fell upon her cheek, and she suddenly awoke. The cheerful radiance of the fire had shone upon the happy circle, and the dead glimmer of the lamp might have befitted their reunion now.

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nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

I couldn't have slept a wink before speaking to you, Mary, for the sake of old times. United, as they had been, by the relationship of the living, and now more closely so by that of the dead, each felt as if whatever consolation her grief admitted were to be found in the bosom of the other. His stories bring to life the times, the people, and their struggles. Instead of complaining you and Robert need to recognize you have an underdeveloped sense of aesthetics with respect to literature. The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels.

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The Wives of the Dead

nathaniel hawthorne the wives of the dead

She paused, however, at the door of the chamber, while a thought of pain broke in upon her. I judged you wouldn't mind being broke of your rest, and so I stepped over to tell you. They joined their hearts, and wept together silently. The rainy twilight of an autumn day,--a parlor on the second floor of a small house, plainly furnished, as beseemed the middling circumstances of its inhabitants, yet decorated with little curiosities from beyond the sea, and a few delicate specimens of Indian manufacture,--these are the only particulars to be premised in regard to scene and season. Yet she trembled at these rebellious expressions, almost as soon as they were uttered, and, by degrees, Mary succeeded in bringing her sister's mind nearer to the situation of her own.

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