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While Elfrise Swanston meets Stephen Smith she is drawn to his good-looking face, light bearing and the feel of poser which surrounds him. even if distressed to discover that the secret is composed basically within the humbleness of his origins, she continues to be precise to their younger vows. yet societal pressures, and the appearance of some of the best Henry Knight, ultimately displace her affections. Knight, although, proves to be an uncompromising moralist who, keen about fears approximately Elfride's sexual previous, destroys her happiness.

Writing of the fight among sessions and sexes, Hardy drew seriously on his personal relationships, and within the advent, Pamela Dalziel discovers attention-grabbing parallels among Hardy's existence and his artwork.

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WRITING IN TONGUES While the New England colonies have conventionally been regarded as the centerpiece of early American literature, the first North American settlements had been founded elsewhere many years earlier. Saint Augustine, Jamestown, Santa Fe, Albany, and New York, for instance, are all older than Boston. More important, English was not the only language in which early North American texts were written. Indeed, it was a tardy arrival in America, and its eventual emergence as~e dominant language of classic American literature was hardly inevitable To some extent, the large initial immigration to Boston in the 1630s, the hig articulation of Puritan cultural ideals, and the early establishment of a colleg~nd a printing press in Cambridge all gave New England a substantial ed~:11n time, political events would make English a useful lingua franca for the colonies at large and, in time, the literary medium of choice.

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16 BEGINNINGS TO 1700 were conquered by the English in 1664 and both renamed New York, Dutch and other languages were widely used there in public and private life before eventually dying out. nglish-controlled regions that would eventually form the United StateslJn Pennsylvania, where large groups of Protestants from continental Europe were welcomed by the colo~ ny's founder, William Penn, German in particular remains a vital language to this day, although the friction between these German communities and "the V English" reminds us that language is a ground of contest between ethnic groups, not just of self-expression within ea~ In fact, the first item printed in Pennsylvania, although it issued from the press established by an immigrant Englishman, was in German, as was the largest book printed in any of the colonies before the Revolution.

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