The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown Page: 54
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midst of their woes, of putting themselves into heroi®
attitudes, and of anticipating the effeot of their draj&atie
predicaments upon those to whom they laid bare their ianost
thoughts* An excerpt from a letter of ©a@h of these major
characters will sew® to clarify this statement. la a letter
from Olara to Stanley art found these words;
By the calm tenor of this letter, you will
hardly judge of the state of lay aind before I sat
down to write. To describe it would fee doing
wrong to jiyself and to youj 1 m not anxious to
pass for better than I as, — to hide ay weakness,
or to dwell upon my folly. In this letter to
paint the struggles between reason and passion
would be making more arduous that task which 1
must assign to you. « . .
My friend, the hearer of this, is your lary*
She- is not happy; she 1® not another* si She is
poor, but good, and, no doubt, as much devoted to
you as ever. Meed I point out to you the road
which you ought to take? . • •
Accuse me not of fidleness \ aoquit me of
Sean and ungenerous behavior* Bream not that
reasoning or entreaty will effect any ©hang© in
«y present sentiments# 1 love you, Philip, as j
ought not to love yout I love your happiness,
your virtue, X resign you to this good girl, as
to one who deserves you more than 1} whose happiness
is more dependent on the affections of another
than mine is# What passion is now wanting in you,
tine will shortly supply. . . •
fh« last obstacle it will be ay province to
remove| I will writ® to her, and convince her that
by rejecting you on ay aooount she doe© a® injury
and not benefit, and is an enemy to your happiness%
for while Mary lives, and is not bound to another,
I will never be anything to you but
Tour friend, „
2Charles Broekden Brown, Olara Howard, pp. 375-376#
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Cannon, Willie Jim. The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130235/m1/57/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .