The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown Page: 60
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to leaf® this cruel world. "Often have I wished to slide .
obsourely and quietly into the grave. Never have I felt so
enamored of that which seeae to be the cure-all.M*7
Some of the life lessons interspersed in Jane Talbot
comparable to those in Clara Howard are theses
What a strange diversity there is among human
Experience, however, is the antidote of wonder.1?
Fortune's goods ought not to be so highly as
the reason of many prizes the®.2®
Galuany and misapprehension have no bounds as to
their rage and their activity.2!
The "spontaneous goodness and benevolence of ]®aa*s original
instinot" is ttnfflistajteably demonstrated in the wisdom with which
Jane deals with Colaen's radioal religious and social opinions*
She is eventually rewarded for suoh wisdom, while no happiness
comes to Mrs* Fielder who is outraged at Colden s views# Jane
and Colden make use the necessity for a harmony of Intellectually
aehieved religious beliefs which made their marriage socially
acceptable and, presumably, a happy one. Jane Talbot nay
have grown out of Brown*s association with the Reverend John
Blair Linn, pastor of a church in Philadelphia and brother
to his wife. The adjustment he had to make to enter this family
xaa«r have entered into his late flotion*
*?Jaae Talbot, p. 206. l&Ibid., p. 97.
19Ibld.. p. 48. 20Ibld.. p. 101*
21Ibid,. p. 142.
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