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of bust by Ernfred Anderson (b.1896), Elmira sculpter. The bust is part
of the Elmira College collection at Elmira, New York.
And how moving is the eloquence of the untaught when it is the heart that
- Letter to Professor Thomas Lounsbury, 21 July 1904
A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those
intensely right words in a book or a newspaper the resulting effect is
physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt: it tingles exquisitely
around through the walls of the mouth and tastes as tart and crisp and
good as the autumn-butter that creams the sumac-berry.
- "William Dean Howells" essay
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