Monday Minstrel: Nathaniel Hawthorne Quote

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I heard a neigh, oh such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.”

—-Nathaniel Hawthorne ( 1804-1864)  American Novelist. Nathaniel was a descendant of John Hathorne, the only judge of the 1692 Salem witch trials that never repented of his actions. Nathaniel added a W to his name to remove any connection with him..

 

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  1. (HorseLover4Ever) Elizabeth says:

    What a lovely quote!!

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  2. Never knew this interesting tid-bit.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Neither did I until I looked him up when I decided to use his quote.

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      1. Isn’t it awesome the things we learn from each other.

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  3. Wow that is a pretty amazing fact!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It was new to me too. I knew Hawthorne as a writer but did not know of his ancestry and his decision to change his name. Thanks for commenting!

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