Nathaniel Hawthorne Featured Amid Valentine’s Day Series (Writer’s Almanac)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, of the Class of 1825.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, of the Class of 1825.

 

Amid this week that includes Valentine’s Day, The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor is highlighting lyrical love letters, and on this day admires the words of Nathaniel Hawthorne, of the Class of 1825.

We were never so happy as now — never such wide capacity for happiness, yet overflowing with all that the day and every moment brings to us. Methinks this birth-day of our married life is like a cape, which we have now doubled and find a more infinite ocean of love stretching out before us. — Nathaniel Hawthorne, in a letter to his wife on their first anniversary

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