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A Rill From The Town Pump

Auhtor: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Language: english
Published: 1837

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by Beth Cholette, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Rill From The Town Pump':

A Rill From The Town Pump by Nathaniel Hawthorne. THIS 7 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK Master Thoughts of Master Minds in Poem Prose and Pencil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. To purchase the entire book please order ISBN 0766101495.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Rill From The Town Pump':


... a tough time of it! And among all the town-officers chosen at March meeting, where is he that sustains for a single year the burden of such manifold ...
... Like a dramseller on the mall at muster-day, I cry aloud to all and sundry in my plainest accents and at the very tiptop of my voice. Here it is, gentlemen! ...
... shoes. I see that you have trudged half a score of miles to-day, and like a wise man have passed by the taverns and stopped at the running brooks and well-curbs. ...
... and come hither to scrub your blooming face and drown the memory of certain taps of the ferule, and other schoolboy troubles, in a draught from the ...
... Then wipe your mouths, my good friends, and while my spout has a moment's leisure I will delight the town with a few historical remniscences. ...
... beneath a darksome shadow of venerable boughs, a spring bubbled out of the leaf-strewn earth in the very spot where you now behold me on the sunny ...
... corner of two streets. In the hot months, when its refreshment was most needed, the dust flew in clouds over the forgotten birthplace of the waters, ...
... Look! how rapidly they lower the water-mark on the sides of the trough, till their capacious stomachs are moistened with a gallon or two apiece and they ...
... think of me, the better men and women you will find yourselves. I shall say nothing of my all-important aid on washing-days, though on that account ...
... wise men concede to me-if not in my single self, yet as the representative of a class-of being the grand reformer of the age. From my spout, and ...
... Disease, for lack of other victims, shall gnaw its own heart and die. Then Sin, if she do not die, shall lose half her strength. Until now the frenzy ...
... then, if you revere my memory, let a marble fountain richly sculptured take my place upon this spot. Such monuments should be erected everywhere ...
... to wage-and, indeed, in the whole conduct of your lives-you cannot choose a better example than myself, who have never permitted the dust and sultry ...
... earth's fever or cleanse its stains. One o'clock! Nay, then, if the dinner-bell begins to speak, I may as well hold my peace. Here comes a pretty young ...
... who emigrated from England in 1630, was the first of Hawthorne's ancestors to arrive in the colonies. After arriving, William persecuted Quakers. ...
... that having learned about this, the author added the w to his surname in his early twenties, shortly after graduating from college.) Hawthorne's father, ...
... with farming and the experiment. (His Brook Farm adventure would prove an inspiration for his novel The Blithedale Romance.) He married Sophia in ...
... in the miraculous wealth of thoughts. In 1846, Hawthorne was appointed surveyor (determining the quantity and value of imported goods) at the ...
... Romance (1852) followed in quick succession. In 1852, he wrote the campaign biography of his old friend Franklin Pierce. With Pierce's election as president, ...
... of mental illness and died young. Julian moved out west, served a jail term for embezzlement and wrote a book about his father. Rose married George Parsons ...